Re-watching American Psycho

By David Michael Newstead.

American Psycho shouldn’t be relevant in 2016. This amalgamation of 1980s references and social commentary should be completely out-of-date. But it’s not. Instead, it’s as if the main character has taken over politics and the internet, unleashing misogyny, anger, lack of empathy, and general derangement on the world. I re-watched the movie adaptation recently and it felt like American Psycho will have some kind of bizarre historical significance years from now, because the story unintentionally foreshadows something larger than just Election 2016. People without a filter.