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Diablo Cody & Oprah Developing HBO Show Together

  • HBO is developing a show from Diablo Cody (!!!) and Oprah (!!!!!) based on the book Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You’re Taking, the Sex You’re Not Having, The Sleep You’re Missing, and What’s Really Making You Crazy, by Julie Holland.  Yes, please. [NYMag.com]
  • Prepare yourself for this weekend’s 50th anniversary special of “Doctor Who”!  [The Daily Dot]
  • Remember Irene from “The Real World: Seattle”?  The one who had Lyme disease? And got slapped in the face by Stephen? Well, she has an essay on New York magazine’s website and it is epic. [NYMag.com]
  • Prosecutors have dropped aggravated stalking charges against two girls who bullied Florida 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick before her death. They determined that the behavior of the girls, ages 14 and 12, did not rise to the level of a crime. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Diablo Cody On Directing: A Woman Is “Expected To Constantly Prove Yourself”

“As a woman you’re still expected to constantly prove yourself, whereas men are allowed to have flops without people blaming it on their gender. If a man has a flop, people will blame it on a variety of factors. But if a woman directs a movie and it doesn’t do well, suddenly it’s because she’s a woman. That’s aggravating to me.”

Here’s “Juno”‘s Diablo Cody speaking to IndieWire about her newest film, “Paradise,” which she directed and wrote while she was pregnant and the mother of small children. Cody said she used to be skeptical about why there weren’t more women with kids who were successful directors but now she is certain that the demands of motherhood and the guilt that working women face “100 percent” has to do with it. She’s such a kickass screenwriter and filmmaker that I hope motherhood doesn’t change too much for her. I look up to you, Diablo! [IndieWire] [Image via WENN]

Woot, Woot! Diablo Cody Is Getting Her Own Talk Show

Q&A With Diablo Cody
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All is not a steaming pile of flaming dog shit for women in Hollywood, at least not entirely: My imaginary best friend, screenwriter Diablo Cody, is getting her own talk show on TBS called “Me Time With Diablo Cody”! The tattooed badass who wrote ”Juno” and “Young Adult” will gab about Hollywood and pop culture, which, according to TBS’s press release, will be “told in her very own tongue-in-cheek way.” Okay, that sounds really similar to “Chelsea Lately.” But whatever.  There are, like, five white dudes with late-night talk shows that are all basically the same, so, hey, the more ladiezzz on the TV, the better. And Cody is one of the smarter, funnier ladies who could do this job really well. (I cannot say the same for Kris Jenner and her new talk show.) Diablo Cody, I’ll be watching. [Gawker] [Photo: WENN]

Diablo Cody Says Feminists “Should Be Up My Butt”

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“Any feminist out there who doesn’t support me gets a big boo because you’ve got one person out there who is advocating for women in Hollywood and you’re going to slag that person? If you’re a feminist, you should be up my butt. I have no idea if I’ve helped feminism or set it back, because people see me as such a polarizing figure. I hope it’s the former. But if I can’t even get feminists on my side, maybe I’m not helping.”

– Diablo Cody, who wrote “Young Adult,” is certainly sick of being criticized by feminists (and their at-times strange bedfellows, conservatives) for various crimes, like the fact that “Juno” didn’t involve an abortion, Diablo’s past career as a stripper, and plenty of other violations dictated by The Not Feminist Enough Police.

FWIW, I’m a feminist and I’m on your side, Diablo. [Guardian UK]

Diablo Cody On Her Film’s “Romantic Love Scene”

Review: "Young Adult"
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“It’s a love scene to me, in a weird, sick way, and I really was looking forward to writing it. I was looking forward to it the way you look forward to actual sex. I was like, this is going to be good… It felt very romantic to me at the time.”

Diablo Cody discusses a pivotal moment in her new film, “Young Adult,” with Movies.com. For those of you who haven’t seen the movie yet and don’t want the particulars of that scene spoiled, don’t click after the jump in which one of the actors in the film gives their take on the scene, which I will also explain in further detail. Keep reading »

Diablo Cody Wanted To Create A “Beloved” Female “Anti-Hero”

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“The conventional knowledge in Hollywood is that an unsympathetic female character can tank a movie. I’m hoping that’s not true. I’m knocking on wood really emphatically right now but honestly I have a lot of theories sometimes I wonder if it comes down to mommy issues. The idea of a cold, unlikeable woman or a woman who is not in control of herself is genuinely frightening to people because it threatens civilization itself or threatens the American family. But I don’t know why people are always willing to accept and even like flawed male characters.We’ve seen so many lovable anti-heroes who are curmudgeons or addicts or bad fathers and a lot of those characters have become beloved icons and I don’t see women allowed to play the same parts. So it was really important to me to try and turn that around.”

– Diablo Cody explains in further depth her decision to write a movie centered around a highly unlikeable female character, something I pointed out in my review of that film, “Young Adult.” I thought Cody’s attempt was a complete success — while Charlize Theron’s character Mavis is, for the most part, utterly loathsome, she is also fascinating and complex. The film opened in select cities this past weekend and is in theaters nationwide this weekend. Did you see it? If so, what did you think? [Woman and Hollywood/IndieWire]

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