Finally saw the poorly received Jennifer's Body. I had seen screenshots from the movie, but I still hadn't a clue as to what the movie was actually about. Most pictures featured the lovely-to-look-at Megan Fox boasting a set of beastly canines.
I was prompted to see the movie after I read an article featuring the director of Jennifer's Body, Karyn Kusama. She talks about her expectations of the film and the landscape of female directors in Hollywood. I was particularly moved by the marketing of the movie:
"I think boys will really enjoy it, but it makes me extremely, extremely frustrated to imagine that I have been working on this movie for nearly two years now and have committed this much time and energy because, precisely because I felt like if I were nineteen again, I would know someone was speaking to me and gave a s-t about my existence in the pop cultural landscape."
I loved the piece today in the NY Times on the group of 30-something female screen writers who call themselves the "Fempire". They are all titans in their own right - the most recognizale name is Diablo Cody for her Juno oscar - and have banded together to create a sort of bastardized sorority best-friends-forever/lets-bounce-ideas-off-each-other support system. They plan to start their own production company which has many Hollywood elites quite nervous. While only 20% of screenwriters are women, the Fempire is kicking ass and taking names. They even have matching heart pendants with matching inscriptions that the Times couldn't print - I'm guessing "cunt":
CROSS-LEGGED in one director's chair was Lorene Scafaria - black pants, brown high heels, amused gaze - leaning in to ask the next question. Waiting to answer, cross-legged in another, was Diablo Cody, struggling to keep her short blue dress from riding up.
I love Diablo Cody and have been anticipating the cover art for her new horror comedy Jennifer's Body. And Megan Fox (the new Angelina Jolie) is starring as the lead:
In the film, Megan Fox plays a cheerleader in a sleepy Minnesota town. Described as a Heathers-type dark comedy, it tells the story of a seemingly-perfect cheerleader whose life is thrown into disarray when she gets possessed by a demon, begins eating boys in her small Minnesota town, then faces off against her best friend and the Satan-worshipping band that made her evil.