Bret Easton Ellis Says ‘Black Panther’ Doesn’t Deserve Oscar Love: “It’s All Fake News, Folks”

The Playlist | 2/4/2019 | Charles Barfield
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Bret Easton Ellis has written some of the most iconic books of the the last few decades, including “Less than Zero” and “American Psycho,” both of which were turned into cult-classic films. But in recent years, the author/screenwriter has been recognized most for his podcast and interviews, where he’s been known to spread a few controversial theories and opinions, to put it mildly. And when discussing the recent awards success of “Black Panther,” Ellis once again doesn’t hold back.

On a recent episode of his podcast (via The Wrap), Ellis talked about Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” and how he feels that the film is only being recognized due to its representation and inclusivity messages, instead of the actual quality of filmmaking.

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“No superhero movie has ever gotten a Best Picture nomination,” said Ellis. “But believe me, Disney is doing everything in its power to make sure this happens. Even though there is no one out here in La La Land I’ve met who thinks ‘Black Panther’ is that good as a movie. Yet, as a piece of representation, they are supporting it.”

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