Monday, February 4, 2008

Diablo Cody Is My Hero

I saw Juno a few weeks ago and thought it was a pretty good movie. Based on the hype I was expecting to see the greatest film ever. I ended up being more impressed with Ellen Page's performance (though no high schooler I ever knew talked like that) and the script by Diablo Cody, than I was with the direction of Jason Reitman. I was even more impressed with the fact that Juno was Cody's very first screenplay. Crazy ya? There's only one screenplay to her name and she's already the toast of Hollywood.

Before Cody got famous she worked as a copy typist for an ad agency but found it extremely boring. On a whim she decides to try amatuer night at the dirtiest strip club in MN. She found the stripping experience intriguing enough to quit her job and strip for a living. After stripping she then dabbled in peep shows and phone sex. She collects all these experiences and writes a memoir at the age of 24 and publishes them (Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper) shortly after that. Soon after that Juno is written and goes into production. Here's her Letterman interview when she was promoting Candy Girl. There's something cute about her. I can't put my finger on it.

Cody is my hero cuz she went from boring job to stripper to blogger to writer to academy award nominee. I wouldn't mind writing a memoir but I couldn't tell a story to save my life, and there really wouldn't be anything to write about. But my job is boring enough to where I wouldn't mind trying something dramatically different. What's the guy equivalent to stripping... other than stripping?


John said...


passion. find it and follow it.

Phimmy said...

good point. now i just gotta learn how to make money off of my passion for sleeping and i'll be set.

John said...

if you sleep forever you wouldn't need money.