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Bret Easton Ellis and the future of fiction

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Bret Easton Ellis and the future of fiction
Bret Easton Ellis is dogged in defending his positions: he is for aesthetics over ideology; freedom of expression, and art that disrupts and disturbs. He asserts that a culture built on the need to be liked – driven in no small part by the approval mechanisms of social media – has created a cultural rot. When I first interviewed Ellis for VICE in 2014, he and I discussed his term “Generation Wuss” (which he coined on Twitter to refer to those largely falling into the millennial bracket). That conversation caught the public’s attention as a clash of the generations. Now,...
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