Patt-olytes. That’s a new one 😉
Coined by IndieMoviesOnline, Patt-olytes and more are mentioned in a compelling piece about Cosmopolis and the gamble of Cronenberg and Pattinson.
Curl up somewhere and click HERE to read part 1.
The article poses a couple of questions I thought we could explore ourselves.
What does Cronenberg hope to achieve by selecting as his latest leading man a pasty-skinned Brit whose innate charisma has been unfavorably compared with that of a squashed canapé?
What does Pattinson seek to gain by enlisting for a tour of duty with a director whose previous protagonists have included murderers, lunatics and a woman with a mutant penis growing from her armpit (Rabid)?
What are the worldwide network of Patt-olytes, united in their adoration of self-denying vampire Edward Cullen, going to make of their dreamboat in a role which, if it adheres to DeLillo’s source book, will see him repeatedly cheating on his wife, shooting a man dead in cold blood, and delivering the line “I want to bottle-fuck you slowly with my sunglasses on”?
Basically, what do Cronenberg and Pattinson hope to accomplish by tackling DeLillo’s Cosmopolis? Also, who are the Patt-olytes? Is that the politically correct term for Robsesed? Will the Patt-olytes follow or abandon? Does the latter matter? 😉
IndieMoviesOnline concludes their exploratory article tomorrow.