Patrick Bateman has become a positive role model for today's skincare-averse men

American Psycho has always attracted its share of misunderstanding, both from those repulsed by its violence and those who overlook its satirical elements in favor of worshipping at the shrine of Patrick Bateman. It is with a great sigh of relief, then, that we can tell you that it’s not his lunatic swagger the…

The American Psycho-inspired skincare line is a perfect gift for your special sociopath

I was listening to The Outfield’s Bangin’ featuring the single “Since You’ve Been Gone”—while not as successful as their 1985 debut Play Deep, arguably a more mature affair—it came to my attention that there is a new skincare line that shares my name and likeness which High Snobiety says “fortunately won’t give you a…

Read This: How Mary Harron made a feminist film out of American Psycho

Mary Harron’s 2000 adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ novel American Psycho has become an enduring cult classic, with the film looming even larger in the public’s imagination than the controversial book upon which it was based. In a piece for The Village Voice, Angelica Jade Bastién analyzes the film and discusses why…

Margot Robbie has a psychotic morning routine

As part of her Vogue cover story, Margot Robbie starred in Australian Psycho, a brilliant short spoofing the opening sequence of American Psycho. Robbie runs through her chilling morning routine that’s about as psychotic as Patrick Bateman’s, complete with a face mask and everything. What’s the secret to being one of…

A gorgeous album and horrors for young and old

People sometimes ask me what my favorite A.V. Undercover is, and like any good parent, I refuse to answer. But I won’t deny that it tends to get me thinking about a few that seemed to fly under the radar, particularly Basia Bulat’s take on Ted Leo’s “Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone?” Which is a roundabout way of…

What fictional animal’s death affected you the most?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

Diorama artist captures tiny scenes from Seven, Breaking Bad, and many more

David Fincher’s Seven is a textbook tale of obsession and precision. John Doe plays with the world like his own personal dollhouse, staging elaborate morality plays and scenes of gruesome, operatic violence. In that way, he’s quite a bit like the creator of this 1/6 diorama of the film’s famous Sloth scene (although…

What fictional restaurant would you most like to patronize?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…