"Juno" screenwriter Diablo Cody on the "kind of a double-edged sword" of being recognized as a female talent.
To gear up for this Sunday’s Academy Awards, the Associated Press chats with the four women competing for a screenwriting Oscar. In case you assume — OK, like I originally did — that it’s a feel-good fluff piece, consider that this year’s event actually sets a record for the number of female screenwriters vying for an award. The article is also full of gleaming, golden nuggets of feminism: It talks about everything from sexism in the film industry to the likability of imperfect female characters. But this one, from “Juno” screenwriter Diablo Cody about how the focus on this fearsome foursome is “kind of a double-edged sword,” wins out as Broadsheet’s quote of the day:
You don’t want to be singled out as a woman. On the other end, as a feminist, and someone who feels that women are marginalized in this industry, I’m thrilled that women are getting this sort of recognition.
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