The Double Life of Megan Fox —

Any magazine that publishes an interview with Brett Easton Ellis deserves to be read. As expected, Christopher Bollen’s tête-à-tête with the world’s leading literary brat does not disappoint. Renowned for his chilling nonchalance in creating sociopathic murderers, Ellis talks about his return to another kind of chilling coldness that first hurtled him to fame with ‘Less Than Zero’ in the 1980’s.  Having done the vampire thing long before the current slew of arrivistes, Ellis now gets back to his roots. As if we needed any more encouragement to be lining up to get our hands on his latest offering…

Icily sexy seems to be the theme of this Summer issue. In addition to Brett, cover girl Megan Fox is presented as stylish lesbo cyborg autoerotica in Craig McDean’s photos styled by Karl Templer accompanying her interview by Zach Galifianakis.

Other refreshing choices are the interview with Britain’s multicultural pop non-conformer M.I.A. and the special feature on the star players of the U.S.A. World Cup team where Robbie Fimmano’s photos styled by Vanessa Chow are a lot more sexy than their actual chances of winning the coveted trophy.  

Last but hardly least, Peter M. Brant’s last interview with the late great Dennis Hopper.

    The Double Life of Megan Fox –
    June 2010 131 Pages 0 Minutes of audio 0 Minutes of video
    In This Issue –
    Megan Fox Bret Easton Ellis Jac First Bite Roberto Cavalli M.I.A. Dennis Hopper Henry Hopper Zoe Lister-Jones Xavier Dolan Nicki Minaj Manny Pacquiao The history of man Carry on The Americans
    Editorial Director –
    Fabien Baron
    Editor In Chief –
    Stephen Mooallem
    Creative Director –
    Karl Templer
    Art Director –
    Aurelie Pellissier
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Our Take —

Interview is in a category all of its own. Originating as Andy Warhol’s ultimate Pop Art gesture –the vehicle through which Andy might provide everyone with those legendary fifteen minutes of fame- Interview has managed to negotiate the tricky responsibility for any magazine originating as an art work. And it has largely prospered and triumphed in its salubrious history since its first appearance in 1969. Understandably tightly controlled by Warhol and his acolytes until nearly the end of the famed artist’s life, Interview has been kept on track by the same publishing house that acquired the title in 1987 shortly after Warhol’s death.

Living up to the singular spirit, flair and visual power of a magazine once produced by an artist famed for his stark, direct portraiture and his equally creative gang of collaborators can never be an easy task. Yet, somehow, even without Warhol, Interview has managed to encapsulate that very specific heady mix of celebrity, art, fashion, film and, needless to say, interviews. Interview continues to read like a who’s who of the hip and cool, a very particular publication built on the long experience of time spent at the coal face of chic.

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