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Bored to Death‘s Jonathan Ames on Sex, Insecurity and…Boxing?

Our Media Beat interview with “writer, creator, and provocateur” Jonathan Ames and our own Laurel Touby was definitely an interesting one. The longtime New Yorkers and friends first met in the late ’90s in the East Village when Ames was “squeaking by” as a columnist for New York Press.

As is the case with Ames’ many books and his cult hit Bored to Death on HBO, the conversation quickly veered to sex and insecurity.

TOUBY: Were you getting laid?
AMES:
Um, yes.
TOUBY:
(Laughs) So girls were attracted to you back then?
AMES:
(Laughs) Ostensibly.
TOUBY:
Alright. Well, then I never understood something about you…
AMES:
Why women would be attracted to me?
TOUBY:
No, not that part.
AMES:
Well, that’s kind of you.

This interview is too good to paraphrase, so just watch the rest  for yourself.

Part 2: Bored to Death Creator Jonathan Ames Gives Screenwriting Tips

Part 3: Jonathan Ames Brings “Jonathan Ames” to HBO’s Bored to Death

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