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 5:30pm 10/05/13 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 3:00pm 2/09/13 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 8:00pm 2/08/13 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 5:40pm 1/31/13 5:40pm

Five Journalists Who Also Worked in Strip Clubs

Leave it to Houston Press writer Richard Connelly, author of "The 10 Hottest Women on the Texas Sex Offenders List," to wring his hands upon learning that Houston Chronicle writer Sarah Tressler was also working at a strip club. Tressler — who just gave her first interview this morning on GMA — is just part of a rich… » 3/30/12 3:05pm 3/30/12 3:05pm

Female Directors Might Be Ignored By Hollywood, But They're Celebrated…

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 6:50pm 1/26/12 6:50pm

Sick Of Tired Chick Flick Clichés? So Is Diablo Cody.

In the last decade or so, women have been inundated with movies created "for" us — cloying romantic comedies in which the heroine is charming but clumsy/insecure/desperate; in which she can have a "cool" job but can never truly successful. And, as we learned in that Tad Friend piece about Anna Faris in The New Yorker » 12/16/11 11:40am 12/16/11 11:40am