Diablo Cody & 'Young Adult'

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By Danita Steinberg & Emily Gagne, Danita Steinberg, and Emily Gagne. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
It’s summer and we’re in *a mood* so we decided it was finally time to talk about the unfairly maligned and absolutely brilliant Diablo Cody. If we’re going to be honest to blog, we love everything Diablo does (Emily especially), but this week we’re focusing on one of her most challenging works: 2011’s YOUNG ADULT. Why does this uncompromising, uncomfortable character study about a depressed writer obsessed with her high school beau not get discussed more? Could it have something to do with how so many other Diablo scripts - JENNIFER’S BODY, TULLY, RICKI AND THE FLASH - are dismissed for centering on “unlikeable” leading ladies (a.k.a. women dealing with legitimate issues like life, death and mental health)?
We Really Like Her! is produced by Danita Steinberg and Emily Gagne, edited by Sonya Suraci, with a theme song by Emily Milling.

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