18 December 2012 12:14 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Bret Easton Ellis would like to extend an olive branch to Kathryn Bigelow -- and to anyone offended by his recent Twitter spree. The author whipped up a firestorm of controversy with a series of tweets aimed at the Hurt Locker director, whom he derided as being "a mildly interesting filmmaker if she was a man but since she's a very hot woman she's really overrated."  As outrage and claims of sexism grew, the Less Than Zero writer doubled-down in his subsequent tweets, calling Bigelow's other

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