Watch Robert Pattinson on an Anxiety-Fueled Quest for a New York City Hot Dog

It Was the Role He Was Born to Play

By Sam Eichner ·
Photo: Daniel Jackson via GQ
As an addendum to his GQ cover story, Robert Pattinson stars as Robert Pattinson in a redemptive short film called “Fear & Shame” Robert Pattinson wrote about Robert Pattinson venturing out from the fortress of his hotel room to find a New York City hot dog.

Apropos the profile, I think it’s a winking meditation on the abnormality of celebrity and stuff—although it could just as well be about the pure, unbridled joy of eating Papaya King.

Uh-huh. Let’s go with that.

Sam Eichner

Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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