Bret Easton Ellis Apologizes For "Hot Woman" Tweets About Director Kathryn Bigelow, Unrepentant About "Zero Dark Thirty" Though

Bret Easton Ellis Finally Apologizes To Kathryn Bigelow For ‘Hot Woman’ Tweet, Still Thinks ZDT Is Overrated

It took a while, but Bret Easton Ellis has finally apologized to Kathryn Bigelow for publicly stating on Twitter that her professional accolades were more to do with being “hot” than having any actual talent.

Less Than Zero, American Psycho author Ellis made his initial comments on December 5 (6, if on Euro time) during a discussion about likely Oscar contenders.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Ellis’ much talked about tweets about Bigelow said:

“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.”


“Kathryn Bigelow: Strange Days, K-19 The Widowmaker, Blue Steel, The Hurt Locker. Are we talking about visionary filmmaking or just OK junk?”

Ellis’ tweets picked up considerable traction and criticism including comments from screenwriter Damon Lindelof (Prometheus, Lost) and actress Ellen Barkin, who both sent tweets suggesting Ellis was jealous of Bigelow’s success, The Guardian notes.

Three days ago, Ellis wrote an article on The Daily Beast to address the flak. Headed “Dear Kathryn Bigelow: Bret Easton Ellis Is Really Sorry,” it runs to four pages of not quite abject apology.

Kathryn Bigelow Pictured With Her Winning Team At The Oscars In 2010 With Just Four Of The Six Awards Won For "The Hurt Locker"