Tuesday, March 3, 2009

It's NOT that I don't believe you, Van Kampens! ...It's that I don't believe you AT ALL!!!

So I was watching 'Real Housewives of New York City' today and saw Simon and Alex VanKampen(whose son's names are Francois and Johann) trying to convince the American public that they are not shallow...

Let's look at some quotes....

Alex: "I just got a text from my husband about whether he should wear dark or light boots..."

Simon: "People shouldn't get confused. Just because I like clothes doesn't mean I'm gay, does it?!"

Alex: "So we're gearing up for Opera night..."

Alex: "We speak French and our boys also speak it. We also have French Au Pairs!"

Now let's see these two drop $8,000 shopping!
Click to watch this video!!!

...WHATEVER!! They're two Gucci Spring line shows away from being a living culmination of THIS GUY!

YEP- Patrick Bateman from 'American Psycho'! Fashionista - Male Socialite - Serial Killer.
The movie was based on the AMAZING novel by Bret Easton Ellis. I read that the original manuscript kept having to be edited since the publishers kept thinking the violence was SO graphic, the book would cause an uproar.
This IS strange in publishing because you can usually get away with lots more in the written word than on the big screen! Seeing something written on a page and being able to stop at any word is a different process than seeing it plastered in front of you.

Many easily offended people won't take the time to listen to his character and view the beauty with which he is written cuz they get too caught up in the gratuitous violence and the 2 graphic nudity scenes. BUT- It's always been my belief that if something is used for SHOCK value, it's trash, but if it's used in order to portray the reality of the character, it's art!

Here are some quotes from HIM:
Patrick Bateman: I live in the American Gardens Building on W. 81st Street on the 11th floor. My name is Patrick Bateman. I'm 27 years old. I believe in taking care of myself and a balanced diet and rigorous exercise routine. In the morning if my face is a little puffy I'll put on an ice pack while doing stomach crunches. I can do 1000 now. After I remove the ice pack I use a deep pore cleanser lotion. In the shower I use a water activated gel cleanser, then a honey almond body scrub, and on the face an exfoliating gel scrub. Then I apply an herb-mint facial mask which I leave on for 10 minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine. I always use an after shave lotion with little or no alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older. Then moisturizer, then an anti-aging eye balm followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion.

Evelyn Williams(his fiance)
: Annie Leibovitz. We'll get Annie Leibovitz. And we'll have to get someone to videotape. Patrick, we should do it.
Patrick Bateman: Do what?
Evelyn Williams: Get married. Have a wedding.
Patrick Bateman: No, I can't take the time off work.
Evelyn Williams: Your father practically owns the company. You can do anything you like, silly.
Patrick Bateman: I don't want to talk about it.
Evelyn Williams: You hate that job anyway. I don't see why you just don't quit.
Patrick Bateman: Because I want to fit in.

I can't embed the videos cuz of licensing, but here's one with Patrick obsessing over Business Cards:

This is one of the psycho murder scene videos set to 'Hip to Be a Square'

Don't be TOO upset VanKampens!!! At least I didn't compare you to...THIS GUY!

1 comment:

RachelC said...

They are empty, shells of people! I love Christian Bale as Bateman too! He's crazy, but in a good way!