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Sep. 22, 2008by: Sturdy

...Diablo Cody needs to loosen up.
by Sturdy

I read Diablo Codys retort on her Myspace blog to all of the fanboys that have been hating on her since she won her Academy Award. To be honest, I wasnt a huge fan of hers before I read her blog, but afterwards, Im completely confused on what to think of her. On one hand, shes definitely got skills as a writer, but on the other, she comes off like an immature little kid. With that said, she has reason to be frustrated, but she has more reason to ignore the criticism and be a little classier.

Given her past, shes going to have to accept that regardless of what she does, there are always going to be people that hate her. Its not necessarily personal, its just that in todays society, strippers have a certain stigma around them. Regardless of what they tell you, most strippers go down one of two career paths; crackhead or whoresometimes both. But rarely do you see one performing open heart surgery or giving you legal counsel. So it was sort of a shock when a former stripper/phone sex operator won an Oscar for best screenplay. It kind of makes the aspiring screenwriter working at Kinkos reevaluate their career path.


Not many writers have such a promising career to fall back on.

Another thing she needs to remember is that aspiring screenwriters (and some current screenwriters) are going to hate her and everything she does because of how she was discovered. Every screenwriter thinks his or her script is the best script ever written. So when they try to sell it and face constant rejection, it gets frustrating. Then they read about a stripper that sold a script because she had a blog and thats enough to send screenwriters into a fit of rage. To everyone that hates her because of this; calm down. Selling a script is just as much about luck as it is about skill. Dont hate on her because you havent found that lucky charm yet.


Even if you hate her, there was skill in JUNO.

Finally, she has to realize that shes fallen into that overhyped category. Were sick of hearing about her and her plastic sex toys. Were so sick of it, that some of us have forgotten how adorable JUNO was, or how good the script was. Instead, every time we hear that title, we think of Diablo Cody licking a stripper pole. The public, and especially fanboys, are tired of hearing her name and theyre starting to pick her apart. The unfortunate thing is that her blog entry has provided them with proof that what they say gets to her. So I wouldnt bet on it letting up anytime soon.


Okay, now this is a reason to hate her.

After I read her latest entry, it reminded me of something that happened to me at last years family Christmas party. I was standing in the living room mingling with family when my nephew came over, kicked me in the knee and then ran off. I was hurt, both emotionally and physically. I wanted to chase him down, lift him up, snap his neck and stand over his limp body laughing. However, I decided that just because I could do that, it didnt mean I had to. Instead, I laughed it off and went into the kitchen and poured some more eggnog. So what Im trying to say is; Cody needs to quit blogging with her haters and instead, drink more eggnog.

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2:05PM on 09/25/2008

Go Diablo Cody!

I support her. I love the script and film it became. Talking shit about her is pointless. It wont change what has already happened. I mean so what! She was a stripper. A dear friend of mine is a stripper. It's just a job to her. They do have lives outside of night clubs. Just as a doctor does away from the ER. Like all of us do. Deal with it.
I support her. I love the script and film it became. Talking shit about her is pointless. It wont change what has already happened. I mean so what! She was a stripper. A dear friend of mine is a stripper. It's just a job to her. They do have lives outside of night clubs. Just as a doctor does away from the ER. Like all of us do. Deal with it.
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2:16PM on 09/23/2008

Call me Indiana,

I was saying that it was mature compared to a lot of the "haters"... You may have misunderstood slightly.
I was saying that it was mature compared to a lot of the "haters"... You may have misunderstood slightly.
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12:49PM on 09/23/2008

it doesn't matter

if you are famous, there are always gonna be people that hate you. if any one of us got famous, people would hate us, no matter how cool a lot of us think we are, your always gonna have some people that just dont like you. just fucking learn to deal with it
if you are famous, there are always gonna be people that hate you. if any one of us got famous, people would hate us, no matter how cool a lot of us think we are, your always gonna have some people that just dont like you. just fucking learn to deal with it
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8:32PM on 09/22/2008

Just one question..

What the hell's _LongTerm_ mean? It pops up typed all through this article..anyone else seeing this or am I going f*ckin' crazy?
What the hell's _LongTerm_ mean? It pops up typed all through this article..anyone else seeing this or am I going f*ckin' crazy?
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7:13PM on 09/22/2008
her blog was hardcore
her blog was hardcore
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7:12PM on 09/22/2008
I thought her retort was bad ass. She has a blog, many of her fans read it... she knows what the deal is out there.. why can't she send a big "Fuck You" to the ppl who act like tools. I thought she 100% deserved the oscar (unlike the most undeserving Oscar Win of all time, Jennifer Hudson). I dont think she needs to lighten up, she is doing awesome things, and she has a point in what she says... fuckin Steven Spielberg, a man whom all film fans look up to, finds Cody to be a talented
I thought her retort was bad ass. She has a blog, many of her fans read it... she knows what the deal is out there.. why can't she send a big "Fuck You" to the ppl who act like tools. I thought she 100% deserved the oscar (unlike the most undeserving Oscar Win of all time, Jennifer Hudson). I dont think she needs to lighten up, she is doing awesome things, and she has a point in what she says... fuckin Steven Spielberg, a man whom all film fans look up to, finds Cody to be a talented screenwriter, enough to go into a project with her. Thats a hell of a seal of approval.

All of that, plus i happen to think she is hot!
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6:33PM on 09/22/2008
While
While
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5:50PM on 09/22/2008

she's a one hit wonder

She doesn't understand story unless she lucks her way into it and will fall flat on her face with her next movie. She was lucky and Hollywood likes their frog into princess stories, we'll all forget about her after her next movie.
She doesn't understand story unless she lucks her way into it and will fall flat on her face with her next movie. She was lucky and Hollywood likes their frog into princess stories, we'll all forget about her after her next movie.
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5:13PM on 09/22/2008
I read the retort also, and I understood almost instantly what people were saying about her style being annoying. She's just a name dropping, reference whore, like Tarantino for little girls... Yippie!
I read the retort also, and I understood almost instantly what people were saying about her style being annoying. She's just a name dropping, reference whore, like Tarantino for little girls... Yippie!
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4:39PM on 09/22/2008
I think the main reason people hate Diablo Cody is that her writing is extremely irritating, as her scripts are full of three dimensional dialogue that is designed to get attention. I didn't like Juno at all, and her EW column has gotten to the point where if she's the one writing it, I skip over it. EW is part of the reason she's a star now anyway, they were doing pieces on her and talking her up way before Juno even came out. I wanted to like her and her writing, but I just can't deal with
I think the main reason people hate Diablo Cody is that her writing is extremely irritating, as her scripts are full of three dimensional dialogue that is designed to get attention. I didn't like Juno at all, and her EW column has gotten to the point where if she's the one writing it, I skip over it. EW is part of the reason she's a star now anyway, they were doing pieces on her and talking her up way before Juno even came out. I wanted to like her and her writing, but I just can't deal with it, it's too juvenile and boring.
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4:28PM on 09/22/2008

AGREED

With you 100% on this C'mon Hollywood. Fanboys need to chill, but so does Cody. Her response was just a bunch of bragging and why-I[link] ranting. Yep, Steven Spielberg would be proud all right.
With you 100% on this C'mon Hollywood. Fanboys need to chill, but so does Cody. Her response was just a bunch of bragging and why-I[link] ranting. Yep, Steven Spielberg would be proud all right.
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3:49PM on 09/22/2008

DC Rocks!

Diablo Cody is a hard-work-pays-off success story. She got where she is by writing an amazingly original and diverse screenplay. I think a lot of bitter and jealous people forget that her blog may have brought her to the attention of the powers-that-be, but she would have nothing if not for the grueling hours and sleepless nights she put in to creating a marvelous script. I am inspired by her story and happy for her success. Moreover, I think it's great that Cody stood up for herself
Diablo Cody is a hard-work-pays-off success story. She got where she is by writing an amazingly original and diverse screenplay. I think a lot of bitter and jealous people forget that her blog may have brought her to the attention of the powers-that-be, but she would have nothing if not for the grueling hours and sleepless nights she put in to creating a marvelous script. I am inspired by her story and happy for her success. Moreover, I think it's great that Cody stood up for herself against every sad, bitter flake that took the time to bash her. Blog on, DC! Blog on!
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3:47PM on 09/22/2008
Good for Miss Cody. I'm sick of people who judge based on her past life. In this world, people have to get by by whatever means possible.

Her story is a success no matter how you look at it. I look forward to her future work while still appreciating the always awesome Juno.
Good for Miss Cody. I'm sick of people who judge based on her past life. In this world, people have to get by by whatever means possible.

Her story is a success no matter how you look at it. I look forward to her future work while still appreciating the always awesome Juno.
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3:13PM on 09/22/2008
Sound like I'm gonna have to add on myspace.
Sound like I'm gonna have to add on myspace.
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3:03PM on 09/22/2008
Diablo Cody clearly owned all her naysayers and now the only way they can possibly get back at her is by claiming she's being immature. When they, ever since she became famous, have been nothing but immature towards her. It's hypocritical. However, it is funny to watch all her haters squirm in anger now that she's proven she is indeed better than them at life. :)
Diablo Cody clearly owned all her naysayers and now the only way they can possibly get back at her is by claiming she's being immature. When they, ever since she became famous, have been nothing but immature towards her. It's hypocritical. However, it is funny to watch all her haters squirm in anger now that she's proven she is indeed better than them at life. :)
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2:54PM on 09/22/2008
Again: who cares?
Again: who cares?
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2:48PM on 09/22/2008
Why is it Jolie's fault that the media focuses on her? How odd to blame a celeb like her for empty media frenzy when she does, in fact, do so much good for the world. Surely, there are others to which blame can be attached?

Regarding Cody: she opened the door with all of her sex toy talk and simpering about shoes before the Oscars. She can't very well be all peeved when people respond negatively. Her best bet: shuddup and write! Write movie scripts and ink good deals, and stop honest to
Why is it Jolie's fault that the media focuses on her? How odd to blame a celeb like her for empty media frenzy when she does, in fact, do so much good for the world. Surely, there are others to which blame can be attached?

Regarding Cody: she opened the door with all of her sex toy talk and simpering about shoes before the Oscars. She can't very well be all peeved when people respond negatively. Her best bet: shuddup and write! Write movie scripts and ink good deals, and stop honest to blogging. She should try to succeed again to prove she's not a one-hit wonder. That will silence many critics.

Of course, Juno stunk to high hell imo, so "talent" is relative.



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2:40PM on 09/22/2008

Who Cares?

I am not one to follow any celeb's personal life, I just don't care enough, but I have not seen Diablo Cody in the media all that much (excluding her column) for doing stupid things, nor do I understand anyone hating her on the basis of her writing.

My point is, at least she's not all over the place like other far more annoying celebs (ie- Angela Jolie; I don't care how many kids she adopts or which megastar she is now dating, or LiLo, enough said), and to hate HER on just her writing is
I am not one to follow any celeb's personal life, I just don't care enough, but I have not seen Diablo Cody in the media all that much (excluding her column) for doing stupid things, nor do I understand anyone hating her on the basis of her writing.

My point is, at least she's not all over the place like other far more annoying celebs (ie- Angela Jolie; I don't care how many kids she adopts or which megastar she is now dating, or LiLo, enough said), and to hate HER on just her writing is silly and dumb. Hate her writing, if you want, or like it if you want, but unless you have met her in person and gotten to know her, how can you hate her?

Diablo Cody is not a real name, but who the hell cares? Really?
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2:28PM on 09/22/2008

How about a C'mon Hollywood...

Where you berate Hollywood for continuing to open their mouth about whom I should be voting for in Presidental elections? Regardless of whether you're Pro-Bush (mmmmm) or Anti-Bush or [link] shut up already. Actors and actresses that have made it to Hollywood's award shows don't live the lives that we the "common American" live. They know nothing of the troubles we face and yet, I'm supposed to listen to someone making $20 million dollars for pretending to be someone else for 2 hours on
Where you berate Hollywood for continuing to open their mouth about whom I should be voting for in Presidental elections? Regardless of whether you're Pro-Bush (mmmmm) or Anti-Bush or [link] shut up already. Actors and actresses that have made it to Hollywood's award shows don't live the lives that we the "common American" live. They know nothing of the troubles we face and yet, I'm supposed to listen to someone making $20 million dollars for pretending to be someone else for 2 hours on screen? Shut up already. It also makes bad awards' programs worse (take the emmys for example).
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1:20PM on 09/22/2008
I saw Juno before I knew who the hell Diablo was. When I came out of the theatre I said "Wow, that movie was annoying." I don't care about Diablo, she seems like an attention whore and I tend to ignore those people.
I saw Juno before I knew who the hell Diablo was. When I came out of the theatre I said "Wow, that movie was annoying." I don't care about Diablo, she seems like an attention whore and I tend to ignore those people.
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1:10PM on 09/22/2008

I judge Diablo Cody from her work as a writer, not her blogs or ex-jobs

I can understand people being turned off by the hype around Juno, so was I, despite it being my FAVORITE MOVIE of the year. I thought it was kind of silly that Hard Candy, an even better movie, went unnoticed, yet Ellen Page got famous from Juno instead. Made absolutely no sense to me. I do love both movies, but Hard Candy is the far superior one in my opinion.

As for Ellen Page, I think she's GORGEOUS and one of the most talented actresses working today.

As for Diablo Cody, I don't
I can understand people being turned off by the hype around Juno, so was I, despite it being my FAVORITE MOVIE of the year. I thought it was kind of silly that Hard Candy, an even better movie, went unnoticed, yet Ellen Page got famous from Juno instead. Made absolutely no sense to me. I do love both movies, but Hard Candy is the far superior one in my opinion.

As for Ellen Page, I think she's GORGEOUS and one of the most talented actresses working today.

As for Diablo Cody, I don't feel like she's overexposed, I go to movie websites all the time and I don't usually see articles about her. I think too many people judge her on her ex-stripper status and not for her writing skills. Also, I think a lot of people who didn't like Juno are using Diablo Cody's ex-stripper status to somehow validate their negative opinion. And I don't really mind her talking back to these people, since in Hollywood, you either speak your mind and get judged for it or you keep quiet which often leads people to become phonies. I honestly don't care what Diablo Cody blogs about, she wrote an excellent screenplay in my opinion, won an oscar (one of the few cases where the winner actually deserved it), and in my opinion she doesn't have to defend herself to anyone because EVERY SINGLE celebrity is viewed negatively by some people. So, I don't think Cody needs to blog to her haters, but I don't care if she does.

Also, I think when Jennifer's Body comes out, and if it's not liked as much as Juno, which will probably be the case, then Diablo Cody haters will say, "See, Juno sucked after all. Diablo Cody can't write and you were all fooled the first time." Personally, the quality of Jennifer's Body will IN NO WAY affect my opinion of Juno, which I thought was an excellent movie. But, people are going to try to make that case, mark my words.
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12:35PM on 09/22/2008
why are you guys wasting your time writing what you think about Diablo Cody (or anyone else for that matter)? Seems kinda trivial and pointless.
why are you guys wasting your time writing what you think about Diablo Cody (or anyone else for that matter)? Seems kinda trivial and pointless.
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11:20AM on 09/22/2008
the reason i dislike diablo cody is because i thought Juno sucked. every character sounded like they had a team of writers feeding them clever lines and it made the whole viewing experience jarring.

The reason i feel there is a backlash is because the name "diablo cody" was forced down our throats like we were supposed to instantly think she's cool.

she's not cool. And ellen page is light years from cool(or attractive. OR female). They're grating on my earholes. like those hipsters
the reason i dislike diablo cody is because i thought Juno sucked. every character sounded like they had a team of writers feeding them clever lines and it made the whole viewing experience jarring.

The reason i feel there is a backlash is because the name "diablo cody" was forced down our throats like we were supposed to instantly think she's cool.

she's not cool. And ellen page is light years from cool(or attractive. OR female). They're grating on my earholes. like those hipsters that live out here in brooklyn and look down their nose at everything.

I skip her column in entertainment weekly and i skip her blogs.
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9:57AM on 09/22/2008
Ive never read anyone sound too mature on a blog. Theres a feeling that you can get away with saying anything and then you end up saying stupid like this. Lets not forget the fanboy insults that most likely came before. Theres no way that the negative things said had any maturity to it.

Plus when you put these people under a microscope, people you dont personally now yet think you have an idea of who they are through some kind of public persona, and you'll almost always come up with
Ive never read anyone sound too mature on a blog. Theres a feeling that you can get away with saying anything and then you end up saying stupid like this. Lets not forget the fanboy insults that most likely came before. Theres no way that the negative things said had any maturity to it.

Plus when you put these people under a microscope, people you dont personally now yet think you have an idea of who they are through some kind of public persona, and you'll almost always come up with something you dont like.

Unfortunately, the internet has made criticism much more personal. You can post at these peoples blog and so forth. Direct your negative comments right to them. Plus I can only imagine the number of posts that say "SELLOUT!" and if your gonna call a punk looking chick a sellout you better get ready for an earful.
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9:36AM on 09/22/2008
I have to disagree with Tweek a bit on how mature she came off. "My name is engraved on an Oscar. Yours isn't." It's like being back on the playground again with the "well I've got THIS and you DON'T" crap again. That's just how I see it.

I'm not a fan of her writing either. Maybe it's the style or the language, but something about it isn't appealing to me.

But Sturdy, I agree with you in that she's taking all this criticism a bit personally. She said herself in her blog that she's
I have to disagree with Tweek a bit on how mature she came off. "My name is engraved on an Oscar. Yours isn't." It's like being back on the playground again with the "well I've got THIS and you DON'T" crap again. That's just how I see it.

I'm not a fan of her writing either. Maybe it's the style or the language, but something about it isn't appealing to me.

But Sturdy, I agree with you in that she's taking all this criticism a bit personally. She said herself in her blog that she's a product of "Hollywood, USA". That alone says to me that not only do you understand there's going to be haters out there, but that's also part of the film business and you should just ignore it and get back to work.

I thought JUNO was okay. I didn't think it was the Second Coming like a lot of people made it out to be.
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9:13AM on 09/22/2008
Even knowing who she is, I still have no idea who she is. Call me in 2 years, and we'll see if anyone gives a rats ass about her. Tick-tock, tick-tock... that's your 15min running away Diablo (if that is your real name). Almost over... so long. See you on Survivor 87 - Alaska.
Even knowing who she is, I still have no idea who she is. Call me in 2 years, and we'll see if anyone gives a rats ass about her. Tick-tock, tick-tock... that's your 15min running away Diablo (if that is your real name). Almost over... so long. See you on Survivor 87 - Alaska.
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8:03AM on 09/22/2008

Hrmm

She came off as far more mature than a lot of her haters, IMO.

Certain complaints about the movie itself are more confusing to me though.
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She came off as far more mature than a lot of her haters, IMO.

Certain complaints about the movie itself are more confusing to me though.
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