The Gossip Reading Club: Issue Fifteen – Esquire Doesn’t Like Miles Teller
What happens when the celebrity profile writer really doesn't like their subject?
Welcome to the newest edition of the Gossip Reading Club. Hello to new subscribers, thanks for sticking around to the old ones, and I hope you're all ready for Halloween. Next issue, I have a really fun topic coming up (and a collaboration with a friend who is an excellent writer!) so stay tuned for that. Until then, let's focus on today's topic. I’ve complained a lot about how the celebrity profile has become increasingly homogenous. With publicists micromanaging every aspect and celebrities no longer needing the media ecosystem of a glossy interview to fulfil their promotional obligations, we’ve ended up with a lot of puff pieces that have the creative and journalistic substance of school dinner rice pudding. I’m sure it must be fun for, say, Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone to chat up a
Oct 22 2021
14 min read