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Feature: Glen Powell for Vanity Fair
Feb 21, 2020
Gallery Update, Photoshoots

In the fall of 1931, F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, returned to the United States after spending much of the ’20s abroad. They found the country much changed. Having left the Champagne-soaked festivities early, by the time they returned, all that was left was an empty dance hall with glitter on the floor. They’d been so busy careering around Europe in a dizzying cloud of cocksure charisma—and personal drama—that they didn’t notice the moment things began to unravel. After the stock market plummeted in 1929, the Fitzgeralds were on holiday in North Africa. As Fitzgerald later wrote, “We heard a dull distant crash which echoed to the farthest wastes of the desert.” But they kept drinking, seeing no need to sail home. The crash echoed through their lives nonetheless. That year, Zelda’s mental health declined, and she checked into the Swiss clinic Les Rives de Prangins, where she scribbled letters about spending her days “writing soggy words in the rain and feeling dank inside.” Fitzgerald, for his part, was unable to finish his next novel. When they finally arrived home on a steamer, Fitzgerald wrote, they found that several of their most buoyant friends had also begun to sink. “Somebody had blundered,” he wrote in an essay that year. “And the most expensive orgy in history was over.”

It is never easy to pinpoint the exact moment that a party begins to wind down. But, as Fitzgerald noted looking back on the Jazz Age, the party is usually over before anyone notices. It is ending all the time, from the moment someone kicks off their first heel. Decadence—that state of ecstatic, almost sublime decay—is really just opulence with an expiration date. Fitzgerald wrote that friends were living far beyond their means, and they knew it, and they simply didn’t care. “Even when you were broke you didn’t worry about money, because it was in such profusion around you,” he wrote. “Now once more the belt is tight and we summon the proper expression of horror as we look back at our wasted youth.”

We are living in the ’20s again. But our times are not roaring; at least not with giddy, boozy elation. Who can afford the performative nihilism of doing the foxtrot into oblivion? Wasted youth is a privilege, one that so many young people today cannot access; the planet is crumbling, right-wing extremism is on the rise, wealth disparity is worse than it has been in a century. (This we do have in common with Fitzgerald’s time.) The party is very much over—or at least the record player is snagging and people have started to grab their coats. The biggest drinking trend among people under 30 these days is sobriety. If fashion is flirting with decadence—the recent runway shows glittered with grandiosity and razzle-dazzle—then at least this decadence is gimlet-eyed and somewhat sobering. There is a kind of winking meta-maximalism happening at the moment; a luxury that knows itself and its own limitations, knows how precarious it all is. Fashion is having riotous fun, but it is not blithe or indulgent. This is sartorial raging against a dying light; this is eating a chocolate cake at two in the morning because who can say when the sun will rise?

In entertainment, we are in a clear period of heady excess. The streaming revolution has led to an explosion of new stories with monumental production values—and opportunities for fresh faces seeking stardom. This may be a scary time to be a person, but it is an excellent time to be in Hollywood; there has never been a more diverse, textured, exciting array of projects and talent, with real money and energy fueling their development. How long can it last? No one can say, but for now, we should revel in it, and in the thrilling crop of newcomers that have bubbled up in this new era. So what if the party’s dwindling, let’s dance. [More at Source]

Photos: InStyle & Warner Bros. 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards After Party
Jan 6, 2020
Gallery Update, Public Appearances

Happy new year everyone!

Glen stepped out yesterday looking handsome as hell with his new haircut to attend the InStyle & Warner Bros. 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards After Party. I’ve updated the gallery with photos from the event.

Video: “Top Gun: Maverick” New Trailer
Dec 16, 2019
Movie Projects, Top Gun: Maverick, Video

Photos: Chanel Dinner with Margot Robbie
Sep 13, 2019
Gallery Update, Public Appearances

Glen was in attendance yesterday during the Chanel Dinner celebrating Gabrielle Chanel Essence and hosted by Margot Robbie. Make sure to head to the gallery to see all the photos.

Video: “Top Gun: Maverick” Official Trailer
Jul 18, 2019
Movie Projects, Top Gun: Maverick, Video

Photos: City Year Los Angeles’ Spring Break Destination Education
May 5, 2019
Gallery Update, Public Appearances

I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Glen, accompanied with his Set it Up co-star Zoey Deutch attending the City Year Los Angeles’ Spring Break Destination Education.

   

News: Glen Powell, Zoey Deutch, ‘Set It Up’ Filmmakers Reteam for New Rom-Com
May 5, 2019
Movie Projects, News

Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell are re-teaming with the filmmakers behind Set It Up for a new Netflix romantic comedy.

Tentatively titled Most Dangerous Game, the movie comes from Set It Up scribe Katie Silberman. She will produce alongside Juliet Berman and Justin Nappi of Treehouse Pictures. Along with Set It Up, Treehouse’s credits also include the Michael B. Jordan starrer That Awkward Moment and Iraq war drama Sand Castle, starring Henry Cavill and Nicholas Hoult.

Most Dangerous Game will go into production in early 2020, with Deutch and Powell also on board as exec producers.

This is the latest rom-com reteaming for Netflix, which has already set sequels for The Kissing Booth and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. But, while plot details are not yet known, Most Dangerous Game will not be a follow-up to Set It Up.

“While it was clear that audiences were clamoring for a sequel, we are excited by the thought of creating a new, distinct film that explores different romantic comedy tropes while still being anchored in everything that we loved about the first movie,” said Nappi. 

“It will be exciting to see Glen and Zoey do something completely different,” added Berman. “We all talked about what we could do again and [Most Dangerous Game] was something that Katie brought to us that was creatively exciting as a next project and we jumped on it.” [More at Source]

Photos: 7th Annual ‘Reel Stories, Real Lives’ Gala
Nov 9, 2018
Gallery Update, Public Appearances

Reel Stories, Real Lives is an intimate celebrity-packed event that celebrates the impact of MPTF on the entertainment community. Held annually, the event highlights the extraordinary services provided by MPTF by telling powerful stories of entertainment industry members who have benefited, written and performed by Hollywood’s biggest and brightest stars. The evening raises awareness, entertains, and educates with personal journeys that speak to the world. Glen was one of the participants of last night’s gala! Check out the gallery for photo coverage of the event.

   

Photos: “Sierra Burgess Is A Loser” Premiere
Sep 19, 2018
Gallery Update, Public Appearances

I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Glen attending the premiere of “Sierra Burgess Is A Loser” in LA.

   

Photos: Guernsey Cast & Crew Screening
Aug 9, 2018
Gallery Update, Public Appearances

Glen stepped out yesterday (Wednesday) to attend a special screening of Guernsey (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society) for the cast and crew in Netflix HQ in Los Angeles. The movie that had a limited release earlier this year will be avilable on Netflix as of Friday August 10 so make sure to stream it and tell us how you like it! I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Glen during the event.