The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website

Film Features

Beyond Bruno: Hollywood v The Fashion Industry
David Bax , July 10th, 2009 12:31

As Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno hits cinemas, our Man in LA, Battleship Pretension's David Bax, talks about Hollywood's numerous flirtations with the fashion industry and what these films say about Tinseltown

Americanpsychoposter_1247239601_resize_460x400


American Psycho

Patrick Bateman is so psychotic that he’s driven to murder over things as petty as a business card. And he’ll do it in a very expensive, tailored suit. Well, the average person is about as concerned with business cards and who made the tie you’re wearing as they are with weekend box office and who got the best supporting actor nomination. But a mass craziness like the one that exists in Hollywood depends on an insularity that leads incredibly wealthy people to care a lot about completely inconsequential things.


If you love our features, news and reviews, please support what we do with a one-off or regular donation. Year-on-year, our corporate advertising is down by around 90% - a figure that threatens to sink The Quietus. Hit this link to find out more and keep on Black Sky Thinking.