Screenwriter Profile: Diablo Cody

1681805-poster-1960-diablo-cody-reluctant-director_0The Writer:

Diablo Cody has proven herself as one of the most sought-after female screenwriters working in Hollywood today. The one-time stripper has said, “Stripping toughened my hide, but exposing myself as a writer has been a lot more brutal.” A columnist, blogger, author, and screenwriter, Diablo (which is her pen name) is responsible for such off-beat hits as Juno, Young Adult, and The United States of Tara, which she created.

Credits:

Evil Dead (screenplay) (post-production) – 2013

Untitled Diablo Cody Project (screenplay) – 2013

Young Adult (written by) – 2011

Red Band Trailer Hosted by Diablo Cody (TV series) – 2011

United States of Tara (TV series, creator) – 2009-2011

Childrens Hospital (TV series) – 2010

Tight (video short) (written by) – 2010

Jennifer’s Body (written by) – 2009

Juno (written by) – 2007

Quotes:

The attitude toward women in this industry is nauseating. There are all sorts of porcine executives who are uncomfortable with a woman doing anything subversive. They want the movie about the beautiful girl who trips and falls, the adorable klutz.

I’ve been told that I’m incompetent, socially retarded, maladjusted. I still know that I couldn’t function in reality. Los Angeles is a good place for me.

I have never been an ambitious person, and my participation in this industry is a fluke, but only male writers can afford to be coy and self-deprecating.

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