Bret Easton Ellis, the author of the acclaimed thriller American Psycho, has for some time warned that a backlash against the Hollywood leftist hysteria is about to wash over Tinsel Town, and recent events may just be proving him right.
Ellis burst on the literary scene in 1985 with his bestseller, Less Than Zero, a story of self-destruction, cultural alienation, drug abuse, apathy, and discovery of a young man returning home from college. Ellis then followed that with the acclaimed American Psycho, a darkly comic story skewering the world of high finance mixed with the career of a wild serial killer.
Several of Ellis’ books have become movies and he has also written for television. His American Psycho, for instance, was turned into a film starring Christian Bale. It has since become a cult classic.
Much of Ellis’ work is critical of American consumerism and society and he has also described himself variously as gay, bisexual, and heterosexual. He is far from your average cultural conservative. So, his warning to liberal Hollywood that its obscene liberal “hysteria” is on the verge of creating a backlash that could upend La La Land is a warning worth heeding, even by liberals.
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Ellis has said it many times; radical liberalism is killing itself with its unhinged attacks on everything American. He has foreseen a growing backlash against the left starting with his own generation, Generation X. Ellis has also warned the Democrats that if they don’t pull back from the extreme leftism they currently wallow in, they will find themselves in the wilderness for decades to come.