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Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Sessums’

Kevin Sessums: From Food Stamps to FourTwoNine

One great advantage of profiling a wordsmith like Kevin Sessums, formerly among Tina Brown‘s marquee writers at Vanity Fair, is that he can be counted on to deliver marquee quotes.

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Here for example is how he describes, to New York Times reporter Laura M. Holson, what he deems to be a signature Brown talent. Sampled after Sessums made an infamous remark about a Roseanne Barr VF cover in the post-Brown era:

He recalled being seated at a booth at the Royalton Hotel soon after when Ms. Brown stopped by. “‘I heard what you said about that cover!’” Mr. Sessums said she told him. “‘Oh! You are the Oscar Wilde of New York!’,” Mr. Sessums nodded at her. “That is her way of complimenting me and denigrating me at the same time,” he said. “She was really good at that.”

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Interviewer Goes ‘Man-to-Man’ with Kevin Spacey

Great interview over at The Daily Beast by Kevin Sessums. He flew to London to chat with Casino Jack star Kevin Spacey, someone who actually followed him in the late 1970′s at New York’s famed Juilliard School.

After touching on the funny story of how Spacey was cast in his latest film as the result of a Facebook status update by the late George Hickenlooper, Sessums uncorks a humdinger of a question, offering first to go off-the-record. His query – “‘We gay men have always proudly claimed you as a member of our tribe, and yet you don’t proudly claim us back. Why?”

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