No one would bother if they didn’t like her (or wanna be her…)
Editor-in-Chief Nikki Finke - tip her here.
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Are we going to need stacks of quarters to watch her “videos?”
This horribly unfunny, homemade, not-worthy-of-YouTube video merits an article on your site? Were you just looking for another chance to bash Juno? What do you have against this film and its screenwriter? The Oscar is well-deserved, in my opinion.
As for this clip, this person is not only way off, but there’s not one laugh to be had in this “spoof”, and it’s the most amateurish slice of boredom I’ve seen in a long time. Is this a relative of yours? How else did you think this was worth a post?
That was horrible, just horrible. That looked like something staright out of Mad TV (still below SNL on the totem pole of crap.)
That was really lame. Diablo Cody is cool. Saw her on Letterman last year and back in January. I hope she stays true to who she is. I also ran into her at Gersh one day, seemed really nice. Jealousy sucks, spoofers.
Thank God there are others out there who also found Juno’s (the character’s not the movie’s) dialogue so self-conscious, uber-hip and phony as to be utterly painful to watch. It actually ruined an otherwise decent little movie for me. Now I know I’m not the lone voice crying out in the wilderness!
oh for chrissakes, quit the jealousy of diabolo cody. she’s hot, stylish, fricking talented, and has (gasp!) a personality which she (gasp) doesn’t hide. is she suppossed to be ugly, wear shapeless clothes and have dorky hair and no personality because that won’t be so threatening to everyone? juno, was the freshest indie dramedy in years, audiences went nuts for it, critics went nuts for it, she’s 28, it was her first script. quit with the jealousy already.
I wish I were talented enough to do a Chris Crocker parody, “Leave Diablo Alone!”
While I thought her Oscar dress was perhaps inappropriate (although nothing approaching Cher-level) it seemed pretty in character, and I like her writing in Entertainment Weekly.
With each Oscar ceremony, what it means to actually win an Oscar loses more and more meaning. Why not just be done with it and give one to Miley Cyrus.
My nominations for Hollywood Saviours of the Year:
DIRECTOR: GIL CATES – not only did he save the WGA from itself, but he personally saved the Oscars and make it what we know and love.
WRITER: DIABLO CODY – not only has she become the face (anytime the media needed a quote about the writer’s strike who did they ask?) of the future of writing, but she’s a damn snappy dresser, too.
ACTOR: AN A-LIST TIE – how can you not love those actors who can most afford it trying to shut out those struggling for work actors from SAGs voting process–I mean, who do they think they are, the WGA?
HOLLYWOOD UNION BUSTER: NICK COUNTER – Gotta love a guy who even when shut out of the process still manages to take slaps at the WGA.
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: NIKKI FINKE – love or hate her (and that’s a minute by minute judgement call), at least she gives a damn. That’s a lot more than most “insiders” can say.
There’s more, but come up with your own list.
I don’t really know anything about Diablo Cody, but I really did enjoy Juno.
I am trying to figure out what specifically she did do inspire such vitriol? Considering how often first time screenwriters win best screenplay; or how often women win best screenplay, it seems odd that another group of young sketch writers spent this much time trying to rip her apart.
Did I miss out on what she did to deserve this send up other than winning an award?
Saw her parents on Oprah. Seems like Diablo, also known as “Brook” on her birth certificate, might be one of those products of too stable a home and too much love growing up. Cause this chick’s got an attention addiction. A former stripper and now a media whore. Lifting her dress at the Oscars and showing her fat leg. Her poor family.
Don’t start picking on Cody. This isn’t high school, Nikke.
And with every word that comes out of their mouths, these bozos show why they will never win an Academy Award.
If you are going to mock someone, have something at least borderline funny to say.
I’d rather be trapped for ten days, watching videos of Jimmy Kimmel’s pasty nipples over and over again than ever have to sit through this crap one more time.
Lame. Did anyone even make it to the end of this crap?
this video might be bad, but it’s eons better than ‘juno.’
i hate to be a hater, but c’mon – a little Diablo backlash is perfectly healthy. for awhile there, i thought i was the only one who didn’t love this sloppy little movie.
for further reading, check out some “leaked pages” from her next screenplay: http://www.somethingawful.com/d/news/diablo-cody-screenplay.php
That’s not her?
Diablo Cody is ripe for parody, but the makers of that clip hammered their attempt into the ground. Started out amusing, but held onto the same joke too long to be effective.
Well, that little diatribe posing as parody landed with a thud.
What is that awful stench? Oh yeah. Jealousy.
Such, I suppose, is the fate of the talented, the unique voice. Oscar Wilde had his detractors. So did Hemingway. Even William Goldman’s taken his share of shit from douchebag haters.
Begrudging another’s success doesn’t earn you a rung up the ladder. If all y’all are so frakkin’ talented and Diablo’s a poseur douche, pony up your Oscar and Spirit-winning best original screenplay that gets your lead actress an Academy Award nomination and $150m+ in domestic box office. That’s a slightly tougher challenge than spending two minutes projectile-vomiting anonymous venom.
And she divorces her husband as soon as Juno becomes a hit. Yeah, she’s a real great person…
Some people here are taking things too seriously. Diablo Cody seems like a nice enough person who wrote a good screenplay and is pretty much on top of the movie business right now (name five other screenwriters who are legitimate “household names” the way she is (not counting writers who direct or act too)). Why should she be immune to satire? It’s not like they’re kicking her when she’s down. They’re just riffing on the flaws of a mostly good film and calling Cody something of a compulsive attention-seeker.
Juno was cute at best, not even as funny as last years bandwagon have you seen it pic little miss sunshine… which was also… not really very funny. criminal underuse of alan arkin and steve carell by the way.
The more of this diablo crap i see around online and in print i’m beginning to see that it’s the spin machine around her (as a moneymaking force) which is amplifying an only moderately annoying sort of long in the tooth art school girlish image… and from the defense and protective tenor of many of these posts, it seems to be working on many of you. i would feel sorry for her, honestly, but it’s hard to feel bad for somebody who just won that thing and has so many great deals inked around town.
The problem with Diablo Cody isn’t Diablo Cody. It’s her gratingly oppressive overexposure. We’ve had the stripper-makes good Cinderella story rammed down our throats by her obnoxious publicists so much that a backlash was inevitable.
Truth be told, the cringe-worthy fabricated slang made up only about 10 minutes of an otherwise well-written, well-made film. It’s not those ten minutes, but the six months since then that have the haters all riled up.
Nikki, this is one doodle that can’t be undone.
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