Remember Bret Easton Ellis? He wrote a bunch of books a couple decades ago and then he faded into obscurity. Except apparently at least one person follows him on Twitter! The Hollywood Reporter says:
On the same day The Hollywood Reporter hosted a breakfast to honor the most powerful women in entertainment and the progress of women in Hollywood in general, as well as the misogyny target-turned-women's rights activist Sandra Fluke, Bret Easton Ellis demonstrated just how far the fight against sexism and ignorance still has to go. At 11:32 PT, the novelist-screenwriter and Academy member took to Twitter to assert about the first woman to ever win a best director Oscar, "Kathryn Bigelow would be considered a mildly interesting filmmaker if she was a man but since she's a very hot woman she's really overrated."
Let's all ignore him and maybe he'll go away again, okay? In other Bigelow-related Twitter news, Matt Lynch posted this rumor this morning:
heard a rumor ZERO DARK THIRTY isn't screening here because they think Seattle's too liberal.
— matt lynch (@colonelmortimer) December 6, 2012
I haven't heard of a Zero Dark Thirty screening for critics in Seattle, but I don't know if that liberal rumor has any truth to it. And if it is true, it's a terrible mistake on the part of studios. I mean, I attended screenings for both Act of Valor and Battleship this year, and both times, the audience roared with approval during all the appropriate jingoistic scenes. Everyone knows that studios don't screen movies for critics if they think those movies will get crappy reviews. If studios start pre-screening reviews based on whether they think reviewers will agree with the content of the movie, there won't be any movie reviews left to read.