Free shipping over $99 | Interest Free *no credit check* financing is available!

Homophobic Vine Sensation Nash Grier Set To Star In Bret Easton Ellis’ Upcoming Straight-To-DVD Flick

by Jeff Taylor August 08, 2016

bret easton ellis nash grier

Bret Easton Ellis (l) and Nash Grier (r). Photo of Ellis by Mark Coggins, CC 2.0. Grier photo via YouTube.

Sometimes-out writer Bret Easton Ellis has cast Nash Grier, of homophobic Vine fame, in his new movie, the aptly titled The Deleted.

Grier shot to dubious notoriety for his “clever” Vine videos, which he claims only look hastily created and actually take hours to craft.

Related: Sherry Vine Will Help You Kill Even More Time At Work With New Gay Video Network

Grier landed in controversy over a Vine he made in April 2013. At the time he had 8.7 million followers on the video sharing service. At time of writing, that number has grown to 12.8 million.

In the Vine, Grier is seen yelling, “Yes it is! F*G!” in response to an OraQuick at-home oral HIV test ad, where a man says, “Testing for HIV, it’s not a gay thing.”

Fellow internet celeb Tyler Oakley brought it to broader attention when he tweeted, “Call me and people like me, ‘f*g’ all you want, but spreading false information about deadly diseases is next level.”

Grier deleted the Vine and issued an apology, saying he was “young, ignorant, stupid, and in a bad place.”

It was not the first time Grier showed himself to be a homophobe. He also has a history of tweeting things like this:

nash grier tweet

And this:

nash grier tweet

But don’t worry, because his dad says he isn’t homophobic, and also he once kissed a boy for publicity.

Grier recently starred in the movie The Outfield, which was released through video on demand by Fullscreen Films, which is also producing The Deleted, which will be Easton Ellis’ full-length directorial debut.

Ellis, most famous for writing novels such as Less Than Zero and American Psycho, has previous directed a couple of shorts and written screenplays for such films as The Canyons and The Curse of Downer’s Grove.

He has been cagey about his sexual orientation over the years, but seems to have finally landed on being openly gay. He previously claimed to be straight and bisexual. In a 1999 interview with the LA Times, he claimed he kept his orientation shrouded in mystery for artistic reasons, because it might affect how people take in his work.

Some of his other questionable moments include when he sided with Paris Hilton over her shaming of gay men around the use of hookup and dating app Grindr, responding to the “It Gets Better” campaign by saying it gets worse, saying watching Glee is like “stepping into a puddle of HIV,” and claiming Matt Bomer shouldn’t star in 50 Shades of Grey because audiences wouldn’t accept him in that role after he came out as gay.

Related: Bret Easton Ellis Is “Sad” He Was Banned From Glaad Awards

This looks like little more than the self-hating gay man trying to make friends with the cool new homophobe kid on the block. Grier gets to show he’s not antigay, because how could he be if he is willing to work with a gay man, and even praise him as “the man?”

And Easton Ellis gets to show he is still the edgiest by casting a known homophobe.

Fullscreen Films posted the following video of Grier talking up the project, which is being described as a thriller, with Ellis weirdly lurking in the background. In it an open shirted, hair flipping Grier enthuses about how he has never been so excited to work on a project. Watch below.

We’re instructed to get ready for what they’ve got coming. Yeah, we’ll get right on that.




Jeff Taylor
Jeff Taylor

Author


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Think

Justin Theroux Reflects On Those Infamous ‘Leftovers’ Sweatpants Photos

by Graham Gremore September 29, 2016

It was August 2014. The Leftovers was wrapping up its first season on HBO and the entire Internet was in a tizzy over Justin Theroux’s sweatpants. More specifically, what was flopping around underneath the sweatpants he was wearing in the opening scene of an episode. In case you need a refresher, here you go: After making national headlines, [...]

Continue Reading →

PHOTOS: Model/Mathematician Pietro Boselli Finally Reveals Finest Assets

by Derek de Koff September 29, 2016

There are still a few things in the world that we aren’t angry at, and a naked Pietro Boselli is at the very top of the list. The model/mathematician/engineer/anomaly is prominently featured in a new photoshoot (wordily titled Pietro Boselli & Ymre Stiekema by Philippe Vogelenzang – Ladies & Gents N°57) that showcases some of the best and [...]

Continue Reading →

See How A Gay Bar And A (Douchey) Straight Bar Reacted To The Debate

by Derek de Koff September 29, 2016

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee wanted to see what “both Americas” were thinking during the debate, so they sent correspondents to a Democratic viewing party at The Stonewall Inn and a Republican viewing at the “non-historic” sports bar Tonic in Times Square, where things rapidly descend into abject douchiness. Warning:Things get awkward. Related: Randy Rainbow Moderates The First [...]

Continue Reading →