Long Live the Fempire

by Melissa Silverstein on September 18, 2008

in Women Writers

Three female writers, friends, supporting each others work. Cool. Diablo Cody (Juno), Dana Fox (What Happens in Vegas) and Lorene Scafaria (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) have dubbed their posse the “fempire” and we need it to grow!

Scafaria’s teen comedy Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings made its debut in Toronto and opens wide October 3. (The trailer looks really cute and touching.)

The Toronto Star spoke to these women about how they support each other.

The three really do work closely together, congregating in various locales in L.A., where all three live.

“We actually write in the same room together. We ask each other if (the screenplays) are funny or offensive enough.”

“They’re just here to support me. It’s amazing,” Scafaria said. “It’s a completely non-competitive relationship among women, which is fairly rare to come by.”

Hopefully this is a new model other women can emulate. Here’s the the fempire!
Gal pal screenwriters bask in TIFF spotlight (Toronto Star)

Hat tip to Joan Carr-Wiggin for the link

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Deaf Brown Trash Punk September 18, 2008 at 7:56 AM

you need to post Diablo’d blog… she wrote a post last night telling haters to fuck off. It was a great blog.

http://www.myspace.com/diablocody

lizriz September 18, 2008 at 10:02 AM

That’s so great, but I have to say that whenever I read a comment like this: “It’s a completely non-competitive relationship among women, which is fairly rare to come by.” I think, Who do you hang out with? I know tons and tons and tons of women (in Los Angeles!)who are nothing but supportive of each other. And I’m so glad I do!

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