Dum Dum Girls have just released “Are You Okay,” a short film written by Bret Easton Ellis (best known for writing American Psycho), featuring the single “Are You Okay?” from the band’s new album, Too True. The psychological thriller stars Dee Dee Penny and Shiloh Fernandez, was directed by Brewer, and produced by Braxton Pope, with additional musical score composed by Tamaryn and Drew McDowall. Ellis most previously made headlines when he spoke with VICE about his Kanye West film collaboration, here’s what he had to say:
Can you tell me about the Kanye film collaboration?
You know what, I can’t. It’s in Kanye Land, and that’s subject to a whole other time frame. He came and asked me to write the film. I didn’t want to at first. Then I listened to Yeezus. It was early summer last year and I was driving in my car. He’d given me an advance copy, and I thought, regardless of whether I’m right for this project, I want to work with whoever made this. So fuck it, I said yes. And that’s how it happened. That was seven or eight months ago. We’ll see what happens.