Bret Easton Ellis Podcast

Bret Easton Ellis Podcast

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Controversial best-selling author and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis delivers a weekly glimpse into one of popular culture's most fascinating minds. The entertainment industry's top writers, directors, actors and musicians will join Bret to discuss the issues and complexities that keep the creative world turning as we experience this intriguing period in our planet's history. The same sensibilities that have formed Bret's impressive catalog in literature and film will be on display with each and every new episode.

Episodes

B.E.E. - Dana Brunetti - 6/12/17

Film Producer Dana Brunetti and Bret Easton Ellis discuss the demise of the movie theater experience, Alec Baldwin, House of Cards and making The Social Network.
12/06/17·1h 53m

B.E.E. - Walter Hill - 5/1/17

Walter Hill and Bret Easton Ellis discuss The Assignment, identity politics, Sam Peckinpah and directing Eddie Murphy in 48 Hours.
01/05/17·1h 50m

B.E.E. - Andrew McCarthy - 4/17/17

Andrew McCarthy and Bret Easton Ellis discuss making Less Than Zero, Leonardo DiCaprio, the ending of Pretty in Pink and travel writing.
17/04/17·1h 12m

B.E.E. - Sam Outlaw - 3/27/17

Musician Sam Outlaw and Bret Easton Ellis discuss the moral superiority movement, leaving an advertising career to focus on music, the role of a record producer and The Boys of Summer.
27/03/17·1h 37m

B.E.E. - Mick Garris - 3/13/17

Mick Garris and Bret Easton Ellis discuss adapting the works of Stephen King, the pessimism of horror, the Psycho shower scene and Wes Craven.
13/03/17·1h 27m

B.E.E. - Laura Jane Grace - 12/19/16

Laura Jane Grace and Bret Easton Ellis discuss the artistic benefits of being bullied, Caitlyn Jenner, the record vs. the single and Butch Vig.
19/12/16·1h 26m

B.E.E. - Owen Gleiberman - 12/5/16

Film critic Owen Gleiberman and Bret Easton Ellis discuss fanboy culture, Carrie, Jonathan Demme and criticism functioning as marketing.
05/12/16·1h 33m

B.E.E. - Anne Heche - 11/21/16

Anne Heche and Bret Easton Ellis discuss the career effects of being in a high-profile gay relationship in Hollywood, equality in the film industry, the decline of the movie set experience and Aftermath.
21/11/16·1h 35m

B.E.E. - Mark Duplass - 10/31/16

Mark Duplass and Bret Easton Ellis discuss Blue Jay, the struggles of working within the studio system, making movies for Netflix and Togetherness.
31/10/16·1h 29m

B.E.E. - Paul Schrader - 10/17/16

Paul Schrader and Bret Easton Ellis discuss American Gigolo, Dog Eat Dog, screenwriting as oral tradition and Steven Spielberg.
17/10/16·1h 34m

B.E.E. - Larry Clark - 9/26/16

Larry Clark and Bret Easton Ellis discuss making Bully, photographing Tulsa, controversy as a gateway to success and John Cassavetes.
26/09/16·1h 15m

B.E.E. - Moby - 9/12/16

Moby and Bret Easton Ellis discuss writing memoir, John Cheever, the success of Play and Bob Seger.
12/09/16·1h 14m

B.E.E. - Peter Bogdanovich - 8/15/16

Peter Bogdanovich and Bret Easton Ellis discuss The Last Picture Show, turning down The Godfather, Sue Mengers and technology in filmmaking.
15/08/16·1h 25m

B.E.E. - Alex Gibney - 7/25/16

Alex Gibney and Bret Easton Ellis discuss Zero Days, the dangers of secrecy, The Jinx and the manipulation of truth in documentaries.
25/07/16·1h 16m

B.E.E. - Karyn Kusama - 7/11/16

Karyn Kusama and Bret Easton Ellis discuss The Invitation, Warren Beatty, Sundance ideology and being an artist in the studio system.
11/07/16·1h 23m

B.E.E. - Illeana Douglas - 6/27/16

Illeana Douglas and Bret Easton Ellis discuss Easy Rider, the eroticism of watching movies, rejecting method acting and Leni Riefenstahl.
27/06/16·1h 22m

B.E.E. - Duncan Sheik - 6/13/16

Duncan Sheik and Bret Easton Ellis discuss American Psycho: The Musical, Broadway's resistance to change, Hamilton and Radiohead.
13/06/16·1h 14m

B.E.E. - Bob Yari - 6/6/16

Film Producer/Director Bob Yari and Bret Easton Ellis discuss Papa: Hemingway in Cuba, the tension between art and business, Crash and Chinese censorship.
06/06/16·1h 11m

B.E.E. - John Carpenter - 5/23/16

John Carpenter and Bret Easton Ellis discuss #OscarsSoWhite, The Revenant, writing music and the function of a screenplay.
23/05/16·1h 5m

B.E.E. - Quentin Tarantino - 12/7/15

Quentin Tarantino and Bret Easton Ellis discuss The Hateful Eight, Jean-Luc Godard, Pauline Kael and finding humor in outrageous film violence.
07/12/15·1h 57m

B.E.E. - Alex Pettyfer - 11/30/15

Alex Pettyfer and Bret Easton Ellis discuss I Am Number Four, the effects of information overload on millennials, Magic Mike and the separation between an actor's professional and personal lives.
30/11/15·1h 27m

B.E.E. - Eli Roth - 11/16/15

Eli Roth and Bret Easton Ellis discuss sensationalism in film, The Green Inferno, Keanu Reeves and The Last American Virgin.
16/11/15·1h 24m

B.E.E. - Michael Angelakos - 11/9/15

Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos and Bret Easton Ellis discuss ideology vs. aesthetics, enduring mental illness in the public eye, being fueled by self-hatred and the perils of expressing negative opinions in corporate culture.
09/11/15·1h 23m

B.E.E. - Mark Danielewski - 10/26/15

Writer Mark Danielewski and Bret Easton Ellis discuss The Martian, House of Leaves, creative immersion and Show Me a Hero.
26/10/15·1h 17m

B.E.E. - Kim Gordon - 10/12/15

Kim Gordon and Bret Easton Ellis discuss the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, Girl in a Band, the nihilism of Lana Del Rey and returning to Los Angeles after living in New York City.
12/10/15·1h 25m

B.E.E. - Judd Nelson - 9/28/15

Judd Nelson and Bret Easton Ellis discuss The Breakfast Club, negative press coverage, St. Elmo's Fire and Tom Cruise.
28/09/15·1h 37m

B.E.E. - David Shields - 9/14/15

Writer David Shields and Bret Easton Ellis discuss David Foster Wallace, the death of the traditional novel, Jonathan Franzen and reality television.
14/09/15·1h 18m

B.E.E. - Craig Finn - 8/31/15

Craig Finn of The Hold Steady and Bret Easton Ellis discuss corporate culture in rock and roll, The Clash, the decline of the archetypal rock star and The Replacements.
31/08/15·1h 24m

B.E.E. - Jason Schwartzman - 8/24/15

Jason Schwartzman and Bret Easton Ellis discuss nepotism in Hollywood, David O. Russell, showrunning and All the President's Men.
24/08/15·1h 19m

B.E.E. - Sean Baker - 8/10/15

Filmmaker Sean Baker and Bret Easton Ellis discuss Tangerine, groupthink ideology in the transgender moment, Lars von Trier and making money in independent film.
10/08/15·1h 27m

B.E.E. - Shirley Manson - 7/27/15

Shirley Manson and Bret Easton Ellis discuss Amy Winehouse, the lack of angry women in mainstream pop music, Taylor Swift and the damaging effects of streaming on the music industry.
27/07/15·1h 15m

B.E.E. - Anthony Jeselnik - 7/20/15

Anthony Jeselnik and Bret Easton Ellis discuss offensiveness in humor, writing workshops, Glamorama and performing at colleges.
20/07/15·1h 15m

B.E.E. - Jonathan Ames - 6/29/15

Writer Jonathan Ames and Bret Easton Ellis discuss Princeton, Josh Duggar, gender transition and the current state of the novel.
29/06/15·1h 13m

B.E.E. - Peaches - 6/22/15

Peaches and Bret Easton Ellis discuss sexuality in pop music, Lady Gaga, gender identity and Phantom of the Paradise.
22/06/15·1h 12m

B.E.E. - Jason Blum - 6/15/15

Film producer Jason Blum and Bret Easton Ellis discuss producing Whiplash, Alfred Hitchcock, the spectacle of murder in cinema and the current state of low-budget independent filmmaking.
15/06/15·1h 14m

B.E.E. - Kelly Marcel - 6/8/15

Screenwriter Kelly Marcel and Bret Easton Ellis discuss writing the screenplay for Fifty Shades of Grey, Syd Field, Tom Hardy and Saving Mr. Banks.
08/06/15·1h 20m

B.E.E. - Andrew Haigh - 6/1/15

Filmmaker Andrew Haigh and Bret Easton Ellis discuss Looking, the collision of sex and technology, identity and Cruising.
01/06/15·1h 14m

B.E.E. - Ariel Pink - 5/26/15

Ariel Pink and Bret Easton Ellis discuss Frank Sinatra, the creative effects of romantic disappointment, Madonna and Blurred Lines.
26/05/15·1h 5m

B.E.E. - Bruce Wagner - 5/18/15

Novelist and screenwriter Bruce Wagner and Bret Easton Ellis discuss Maps to the Stars, F. Scott Fitzgerald, branding in art and earnestness.
18/05/15·1h 19m

B.E.E. - Molly Ringwald - 5/11/15

Molly Ringwald and Bret Easton Ellis discuss John Hughes, being a muse, helicopter parenting and writing fiction.
11/05/15·1h 15m

B.E.E. - Alex Ross Perry - 5/4/15

Director, screenwriter, and actor Alex Ross Perry joins Bret Easton Ellis.
04/05/15·1h 16m

B.E.E. - Alex Ross Perry Preview

Director, screenwriter, and actor Alex Ross Perry joins Bret Easton Ellis.
28/04/15·5m 33s

B.E.E. - James Gray - 11/10/14

Screenwriter/Director James Gray joined Bret Easton Ellis last May to discuss the current state of the moviegoing experience, film vs. digital projection, Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and the quality of contemporary criticism.
10/11/14·1h 4m

B.E.E. - Marilyn Manson Part 2 - 11/03/14

In this special Encore presentation, Marilyn Manson joins Bret Easton Ellis in part two of a conversation about film, bullying, the Bible and rehab.
03/11/14·1h 2m

B.E.E. - Marilyn Manson Part 2 - 11/03/14

In this special Encore presentation, Marilyn Manson joins Bret Easton Ellis in part two of a conversation about film, bullying, the Bible and rehab.
03/11/14·1h 2m

B.E.E. - Marilyn Manson - 10/27/14

In this special Encore presentation, Marilyn Manson joins Bret Easton Ellis in part one of a two-part conversation about film, bullying, the Bible and rehab.
27/10/14·1h

B.E.E. - James Deen - 10/20/14

Adult film star James Deen and Bret Easton Ellis discuss Gone Girl, making The Canyons, the Venice Film Festival and the evolving culture of the adult film industry.
20/10/14·0s

B.E.E. - Rose McGowan - 10/6/14

Rose McGowan and Bret Easton Ellis discuss sexism in the film industry, the Beverly Hills Hotel boycott, Sundance and maintaining artistic purity in corporate Hollywood.
06/10/14·0s

B.E.E. - Matthew Weiner - 9/29/14

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner and Bret Easton Ellis discuss cinematic elements in television, growing up in an academic household, having an outsider mentality and the scarcity of critical dissent.
29/09/14·0s

B.E.E. - Gerard Way - 9/22/14

Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way and Bret Easton Ellis discuss being in New York City on 9/11/01, the cohesiveness of the Black Parade, enduring backlash on social media and britpop's influence on Hesitant Alien.
22/09/14·0s

B.E.E. - Tom Sizemore - 9/15/14

Tom Sizemore and Bret Easton Ellis discuss the current movie landscape, Stella Adler vs. Lee Strasberg, Ray Rice and crowdsourcing to finance An Honest Thief.
15/09/14·0s

B.E.E. - Ti West - 9/8/14

Ti West and Bret Easton Ellis discuss The House of the Devil, Alan Smithee, pure cinema and switching genres.
08/09/14·0s

B.E.E. - Rob Zombie - 9/2/14

Rob Zombie and Bret Easton Ellis discuss their Charles Manson project, remaking John Carpenter's Halloween, Cannibal Holocaust and James Foley.
02/09/14·0s

B.E.E. - Ira Sachs - 8/25/14

Ira Sachs and Bret Easton Ellis discuss Love Is Strange, ideology in content, the disappearance of gay characters in American movies and corporate culture's sanitization of film.
25/08/14·0s

B.E.E. - Kanye Part 2 - Encore

Part two of Kanye West on The Bret Easton Ellis Podcast. Bret and Kanye continue their conversation about film, culture and creativity. Bret also discusses the media's coverage of part one.
18/08/14·0s

B.E.E. - Kanye West Encore

Kanye West joins Bret Easton Ellis to discuss their mutual passion for film and pop culture as well as the evolving relationship between technology, entertainment and creativity. Bret also fields questions from his Twitter followers. This is part one of Bret's two-part conversation with Kanye West.
11/08/14·0s

B.E.E. - Alonso Duralde - 8/4/14

Film critic Alonso Duralde and Bret Easton Ellis discuss the movies of 2014, the current role of film criticism, the detrimental effects of serious intent in filmmaking and the sensibility of Sharknado 2.
04/08/14·0s

B.E.E. - Matthew Modine - 7/28/14

Matthew Modine and Bret Easton Ellis discuss naturalism in film, making Full Metal Jacket with Stanley Kubrick, turning down Top Gun and the relationship between directors and their actors.
28/07/14·0s

B.E.E. - Michael Tolkin - 7/14/14

Screenwriter and novelist Michael Tolkin joins Bret Easton Ellis to discuss pragmatism in screenwriting, The Player, growing up in 1960's Los Angeles and the current state of the filmed drama.
14/07/14·0s

B.E.E. - Alexandre Aja - 6/30/14

French filmmaker Alexandre Aja and Bret Easton Ellis discuss New French Extremism, boundaries in film violence, logic in horror and remaking movies.
30/06/14·0s

B.E.E. - James Van Der Beek - 6/23/14

James Van Der Beek and Bret Easton Ellis discuss The Rules of Attraction, network television, James Franco and writing.
23/06/14·0s

B.E.E. - Nicholas Jarecki - 6/16/14

Nicholas Jarecki and Bret Easton Ellis discuss making The Informers, Edward Snowden, film noir and the future of the cinematic experience.
16/06/14·0s

B.E.E. - Twitter Questions - 6/9/14

Bret Easton Ellis discusses horror films, Jonah Hill, detaching from criticism and Elliot Rodger as he answers questions from his Twitter followers.
09/06/14·0s

B.E.E. - James Gray - 5/26/14

James Gray and Bret Easton Ellis discuss the current state of the moviegoing experience, film vs. digital projection, Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and the quality of contemporary criticism.
26/05/14·0s

B.E.E. - Doug Stanhope - 5/19/14

Doug Stanhope and Bret Easton Ellis discuss the consequences of free speech, sincerity in comedy, avoiding physical confrontation and finding success internationally.
19/05/14·0s

B.E.E. - Kurt Vile - 5/12/14

Kurt Vile and Bret Easton Ellis discuss popularity, Randy Newman, the perils of Wikipedia and the relationship between musicians and the internet.
12/05/14·0s

B.E.E. - Marc Maron - 5/5/14

Marc Maron and Bret Easton Ellis discuss human connection through transparency, the pageantry of outrage, seeking guidance and Harry Dean Stanton.
05/05/14·0s

B.E.E. - Alan Ball - 4/28/14

Alan Ball and Bret Easton Ellis discuss the meaning of True Blood, bad writing habits, Towelhead and Bryan Singer.
28/04/14·0s

B.E.E. - Community's Jim Rash - 4/21/14

Jim Rash and Bret Easton Ellis discuss True Detective, message movies, the pilot process and making The Way Way Back.
21/04/14·0s

B.E.E. - Adam Carolla - 4/14/14

Adam Carolla and Bret Easton Ellis discuss patent trolls, poptimism, the importance of grit and the benefits of therapy.
14/04/14·0s

B.E.E. - Ivan Reitman - 4/07/14

Ivan Reitman and Bret Easton Ellis discuss Draft Day, the relationship between studios and producers, Legal Eagles and working with Jason Reitman on Up In The Air.
07/04/14·0s

B.E.E. - Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein - 3/31/14

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein join Bret Easton Ellis to discuss gender in entertainment, Wes Anderson, the lack of atmosphere on television and making the mainstream come to you
31/03/14·0s

B.E.E. - Doors drummer John Densmore - 3/24/14

Drummer of The Doors John Densmore and Bret Easton Ellis discuss the intersection of rock music and commerce, brand maintenance, writing books and playing the Hollywood Bowl in 1968.
24/03/14·0s

B.E.E. - Stephen Malkmus - 3/17/14

Stephen Malkmus, frontman of Pavement and The Jicks joins Bret Easton Ellis to discuss technique, The Eagles, the erosion of artist mystique and television vs. movies.
17/03/14·0s

B.E.E. - Ezra Koenig - 3/10/14

Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend and Bret Easton Ellis discuss Generation Wuss, dealing with critical backlash, preppy culture and performing at the Oscars.
10/03/14·0s

B.E.E. - Joe Swanberg - 3/3/14

Joe Swanberg and Bret Easton Ellis discuss making movies on a microbudget, improvised vs. written dialogue, Drinking Buddies and criticism among peers.
03/03/14·0s

B.E.E. - Gus Van Sant - 2/24/14

Gus Van Sant and Bret Easton Ellis discuss the Golden Suicides, Fifty Shades of Grey, Dallas Buyers Club and the new French movie Stranger by the Lake.
24/02/14·0s

B.E.E. - BJ Novak - 2/17/14

BJ Novak and Bret Easton Ellis discuss the art of writing fiction, the pros and cons of book tours, Philip Roth and having a film fetish.
17/02/14·0s

B.E.E. - Brandon Boyd - 2/10/14

Lead singer of Incubus Brandon Boyd and Bret Easton Ellis discuss the limitations of coolness, the benefits of failure, Calabasas and Spinal Tap.
10/02/14·0s

B.E.E. - Michael Ian Black - 2/3/14

Michael Ian Black and Bret Easton Ellis discuss The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, boundaries in comedy, the act of writing and depression.
03/02/14·0s

B.E.E. - Matt Berninger - 1/27/14

Lead singer of The National Matt Berninger joins Bret Easton Ellis to discuss the band's upcoming documentary Mistaken For Strangers and the highs and lows of life in a successful rock group.
27/01/14·0s

B.E.E. - Twitter Questions - 1/20/14

Bret Easton Ellis discusses The Wolf of Wall Street and takes questions from his Twitter followers.
20/01/14·0s

B.E.E. - Kevin Smith Part 2 - 1/13/14

Kevin Smith and Bret Easton Ellis discuss selling out in Hollywood, Stanley Kubrick and Brian De Palma's Carrie in part two of their conversation.
13/01/14·0s

B.E.E. - Kevin Smith Part 1 - 1/6/14

Kevin Smith joins Bret Easton Ellis to discuss cinephilia, analog vs. digital culture and Blue Is the Warmest Color. This is part one of a two-part conversation.
06/01/14·0s

B.E.E. - Chuck Klosterman - 12/30/13

Author Chuck Klosterman joins Bret Easton Ellis to discuss Miley Cyrus, social media, Jennifer Lawrence, Breaking Bad and the other pop culture moments that made noise in 2013.
30/12/13·0s

B.E.E. - Judd Apatow Part 2 - 12/23/13

Part 2 of Judd Apatow on The Bret Easton Ellis Podcast.
23/12/13·0s

B.E.E. - Judd Apatow Part 1 - 12/16/13

Judd Apatow joins Bret Easton Ellis to discuss filmmaking, Fruitvale Station and snark. This is part one of a two-part conversation.
16/12/13·0s

B.E.E. - Marilyn Manson Part 2 - 12/09/13

Marilyn Manson and Bret Easton Ellis discuss celebrity personas, Barack Obama, Sex and the City and immorality in part two of their conversation.
09/12/13·0s

B.E.E. - Marilyn Manson Part 2 - 12/09/13

Marilyn Manson and Bret Easton Ellis discuss celebrity personas, Barack Obama, Sex and the City and immorality in part two of their conversation.
09/12/13·0s

B.E.E. - Marilyn Manson Part 1 - 12/02/13

Marilyn Manson joins Bret Easton Ellis in part one of a two-part conversation about film, bullying, the Bible and rehab.
02/12/13·0s

B.E.E. - Kanye Part 2 - 11/25/13

Part two of Kanye West on The Bret Easton Ellis Podcast. Bret and Kanye continue their conversation about film, culture and creativity. Bret also discusses the media's coverage of part one.
25/11/13·0s

B.E.E. - Kanye Part 1 - 11/18/2013

Kanye West joins Bret Easton Ellis to discuss their mutual passion for film and pop culture as well as the evolving relationship between technology, entertainment and creativity. Bret also fields questions from his Twitter followers. This is part one of Bret's two-part conversation with Kanye West.
18/11/13·0s
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