Meryl Streep's Ricki and the Flash Will Do Great on the Bar Circuit

After viewing the trailer for Ricki and the Flash, you’ll learn two things: 1. Meryl Streep can sing, and 2. the entire plot of Ricki and the Flash. More than any movie in recent memory, its trailer goes through every major beat in the story—down to the rousing finale. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. »8/07/15 2:13pm8/07/15 2:13pm


"I occasionally do uncredited 'secret' rewrites on scripts.

"I occasionally do uncredited 'secret' rewrites on scripts. I like that, because then people who would ordinarily avoid my projects are tricked into buying tickets for films I’ve worked on. I entertain frat guys without their consent!" — Diablo Cody reveals seven things no one tells you about being a screenwriter. »10/09/13 4:00pm10/09/13 4:00pm

Diablo Cody’s New Show Puts Female Protagonist Front and Center

Diablo Cody will be taking her talent of creating complex female protagonists to television — Fox, the surprising new home for relatively smart network TV, has put into production a series called Prodigy, written by Cody and produced Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s (that's The O.C. producers Josh Schwartz and… »10/05/13 5:30pm10/05/13 5:30pm

Diablo Cody Points Out the Ol' Channing Tatum Stripping Double Standard

Regardless of how you feel about the polarizing writer/director Diablo Cody (Young Adult won me over, I gotta say), , it's nifty that she co-chaired the third year of the Athena Film Festival, an annual showcase for the works of women in the film industry. Vulture caught up with Cody to discuss Kathryn Bigelow's Zero… »2/09/13 3:00pm2/09/13 3:00pm

Lady Gaga's Tour Rider Includes 'A Mannequin with Puffy Pink Pubic Hair'

GOD, I love reading famous people's tour riders. It's the fucking best. I don't begrudge them any of it—go nuts, stars!—but it's just so satisfying to peer into people's weird obsessions and/or whims and/or determination to fuck with their assistants. A legal document detailing Lady Gaga's demands was leaked this week »2/08/13 8:00pm2/08/13 8:00pm

Diablo Cody Calls Out Hollywood: 'Women Have Not Had Their Say'

Sure, we're always saying Hollywood Has Run Out Of Ideas. But that's because the studios keep churning out hot messes like Battleship, Smufs and Candyland, in addition to revisiting old stuff like Tron and The Lone Ranger. (Did you know they're remaking Scarface?) But, as Diablo Cody tells The Hollywood Reporter,… »1/31/13 5:40pm1/31/13 5:40pm

Female Directors Might Be Ignored By Hollywood, But They're Celebrated at the Athena Film Festival

Love movies? Wish you could see more quality, lady-friendly stuff? Take note: The second annual Athena Film Festival— a celebration of "women's leadership in both real life and the fictional world"— is right around the corner, February 9-12, at Barnard College in New York City. This year's awardees include the likes… »1/26/12 6:50pm1/26/12 6:50pm