However The Canyons turns out, the promotional media around the Bret Easton Ellis-James Deen-Linsday Lohan vehicle has been great. First there was that hilarious and sort of sad New York Times Magazine piece about Lindsay Lohan, and last week, New York Magazine ran a smart profile of Bret Easton Ellis.
I’m not sure if anyone can like Bret Easton Ellis in earnest without coming off a bit like a sociopath. Still, he’s the best there is at describing the superficial, even if he doesn’t exactly condemn it. Vanessa Grigoriadis gets at all the Ellis contradictions, plus she makes a strong argument for the Tweet as the Haiku of our time.