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Jay Goes Gay for Bret Easton Ellis

Jan. 30 2008, Published 8:04 a.m. ET

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LOG-JAMMING IN OUR TIME Bi-curious author Jay McInerney Add this to the list of Bret Easton Ellis's accomplishments: awakening fellow brat-pack writer and renowned lady-killer Jay McInerney to his latent homosexual desires.

For its upcoming December issue, Playboy asked a handful of prominent writers to riff on their favorite works of erotic literature. McInerney, author of Bright Lights, Big City and The Good Life, expresses a preference for sex writing that's "unself-consciously pornographic and utilitarian, written with the primary goal of stimulating sexual arousal."

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His beau ideal: Part 4, Chapter 28 of Ellis's Glamorama, featuring "a threesome that involves two men and one woman, and virtually no permutation of that configuration is left unexplored."

"I was almost embarrassed at how stimulating I found the experience," McInerney writes, before assuring readers (and, one assumes, his new wife Anne Hearst) that he has "since compared notes with other practicing heterosexuals of both sexes, and...heard the same reaction."

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Elsewhere in the package, A.S. Byatt goes highbrow by citing the poems of John Donne, while The Devil Wears Prada writer Lauren Weisberger, equally unsurprisingly, goes mass with Judy Blume's Forever.



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