The Horror Honeys: Hardcover Thursday Jam ~ 'Hip to Be Square'

Hardcover Thursday Jam ~ 'Hip to Be Square'

Poster by Offset-Zero
I like my bands in business suits, I watch them on TV
I'm working out most every day and watching what I eat
They tell me that it's good for me, but I don't even care
I know that it's crazy
I know that it's nowhere
But there is no denying that
It's hip to be square

Bret Easton Ellis's 1991 novel, American Psycho, was a violent reflection on the apex of the 80s "me generation" and a modest success upon its release. The one thing American Psycho the book DID court in spades was controversy: banned in some countries for its extreme violence and decried in others for its extreme violence against women, Psycho was one Ellis novel that seemed the least likely to be adapted for the screen. But adapted it was, by two women no less, and director Mary Harron captured everything terrifying and hypnotic about main character Patrick Bateman in a bravura performance by Christian Bale. Without question, one of the most memorable scenes in American Psycho the film is when Patrick takes out a business colleague to the dulcet strains of Huey Lewis and the News, the most benign of all 80s bands. It may be hip to be square, but it's even hipper to be an American psycho... ~RH