February 27, 2008

The Backlash Against Diablo Cody

It's not a surprise that Oscar winning screenwriter Diablo Cody is experiencing some serious jealousy now that she reached the pinnacle of Hollywood on her first time out. Hollywood loves a Cinderella story especially one with a twist which is what Cody has.

I noticed that she was wearing flats at the Oscars and she seems to have gotten into a tiff with shoe designer Stuart Weitzman over the fact that she was supposed to wear his million dollar diamond encrusted shoes on the red carpet. She didn't realize that she had pimped herself out to Weitzman for the publicity so she backed out. (That's a little naive) Here's what she wrote on her blog:

"They're using me to publicize their stupid shoes and NOBODY ASKED ME," wrote Cody, who ultimately wore gold flats. "I would never consent to a lame publicity stunt at a time when I already want to hide.'
I guess I'm surprised that it took so long for the backlash to rear its ugly head. There are people who hate her for her success, and there are people who hate her for keeping her voice and not becoming completely "hollywoodfied."

Hollywood followers know that you are only as good as your last success so her best revenge is to keep making successful films. I, for one, hope that she will still be spouting the great feminist lines we have become so accustomed to during this Oscar season.

Juno Writer Feeling Hollywood Backlash (AP via The Star)