A closeted gay man and Wall Street colleague of Patrick Bateman’s, Luis Carruthers is the boyfriend of Courtney Lawrence, who seems highly uninterested in the relationship. Later in the novel, when Bateman attempts to kill Luis in a bathroom stall, Luis mistakes his advance for a display of secret affection and spends much of the remainder of the novel in a hopeless and pitiful pursuit of Bateman’s interest.
Luis Carruthers Character Timeline in American Psycho
The timeline below shows where the character Luis Carruthers appears in American Psycho. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...they arrive, McDermott begins quizzing Bateman on proper shoe etiquette. Across the room, Bateman sees Luis Carruthers standing at the bar, and thinks he sees him blush at him. He describes... (full context)
...Bateman, especially when Courtney is in such a condition, and Anne brings up Courtney’s boyfriend, Luis Carruthers. Bateman continues to daze in and out, thinking that “no sex is worth this... (full context)
...has left Courtney. As they resume having sex, she stops Bateman and mentions her boyfriend, Luis Carruthers. Bateman has, however, misheard her; she’s actually asking about the condom they’re using, which... (full context)
...much he loves to torture and murder other people, but is completely ignored. From behind, Luis Carruthers approaches the group. The man Bateman’s speaking to begins to introduce him incorrectly, but... (full context)
Confronted by Faggot
...the places the others want to go. McDermott tells Bateman that Hamlin wants to bring Luis Carruthers along, and Bateman squarely refuses; Luis absolutely may not come to dinner. They have... (full context)
In Bed with Courtney
...he’s now “back.” Bateman catches him up on things: he dumped Evelyn, and Courtney married Luis (though Price mistakes which “Luis”). Price is now working for a different firm, and wishes... (full context)