Diablo Cody wrote some of my favorite projects: the films Juno, and Jennifer’s Body, and the unfortunately canceled TV series United States of Tara.
In several interviews and her own writing before the Oscar win, she talked about her perspectives on creative expression, on being an artist, and keeping her work real.
“The stuff that polite folks confine to the pages of padlocked journals, I’ve treated as a matter of open discussion. … When you possess the courage — or blunt, gourd-smacking stupidity — to be totally candid, you silently amass thousands of allies…
“If you walk around pretending to be normal, hiding your scars and incisions and putrescing wounds, you only further the Conspiracy of Normal, which exists to make us all feel like s**t.
“I ain’t having that. I refuse to act like I have it together, because I don’t.”