Sex Born Poison

The Nerve Interview with Bret Easton Ellis covers Roger Avary’s adaptation of The Rules of Attraction:

“One of my only complaints about the movie was that it was so much colder and harsher than the book. It’s like Kubrick directing a college film. I really thought there was going to be much more of an emotional pull toward the end, and there wasn’t. This is not a movie to bring your Kleenex to. But I think Roger captured that lack of feeling among college kids as accurate. During that age, you’re becoming an adult, and in that process you realize, ‘Okay, the world works this way, and it’s hurtful,’ and you pretend it doesn’t hurt you, and you pose a lot.”