Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper
Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper by Diablo Cody
Stripper in Minneapolis blogs about her life as a stripper. Stripper wins Academy Award. The sort of thing I used to envy when I was … well, about that age, and convinced that the deeper you delved into the thesaurus, the more idioms you used, the more obscure and creative your analogies, the better the writing. Side note: When I was in college I wrote a poem about a hyperbolically precocious squirrel. I came across that poem a few days ago digging through old boxes, and I still like it. Every now and then I write something that violates the principle, like my recent short story, an attempt at Poe-esque American Gothic, where I literally spent hours in a thesaurus picking out every obscure word I could shoehorn into my story, and then hours more pulling all those words out. But I no longer feel the need to litter everything I write with obscure references to popular culture or ancient classics.
Topless Photos Said to Be of Oscar-Winning 'Juno' Screenwriter Diablo Cody Emerge
When Juno later decides to keep her baby and flees the clinic, the protester shouts: "God appreciates your miracle. With its smart script, the bittersweet comedy, which follows a teenager's decision to go through with an unplanned pregnancy, has already made a star of its leading actress, newcomer Ellen Page, who has picked up one of the film's four Academy Award nominations. Hailed by critics as this year's Little Miss Sunshine, another successful, low-budget, independent film with no A-list Hollywood names, Juno will be released in Britain on Friday.
In a dark and seedy dive, we adjust our tie and face our subject, notorious stripper-cum-wordsmith Diablo Cody. Once we're ensconced in a cracked-vinyl booth adjacent to the Wurlitzer, a round of brandy Manhattans appears before us. But I can't credit my physique for any of my writing success; in fact, I often suspect they're paying me to keep my clothes on these days.