The public hardly knew Diablo Cody in 2007, when the short film titled Juno became a breakout smash hit. A decade and a half later, the screenwriter can’t help but think that the world his film was set in no longer exists.
The film tells the story of a young woman who, finding herself pregnant, chooses to have a child. The film sparked considerable debate, with some even arguing that the film was anti-choice, even though Cody has stated that he is a staunch supporter of reproductive freedom. According to a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Cody “stayed out of the discourse” at the time that surrounded the film.
Told The Crooked Media Podcast
A few years ago, following the passage of Georgia’s House Bill 481, which banned abortion in the state after six weeks, Cody told The Crooked Media podcast that he even regretted writing the film, noting that How it was misinterpreted.
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“I wrote the film in 2005, which is from 17 years ago. The movie is officially older than the protagonist, which is crazy to think. When I look back at the time I wrote the script, I panic, because at that time I never felt that my reproductive rights could be in danger. If anyone had told me at the time—as a carefree, petty, third-wave feminist—that in 2022, Roe v. Wade would be overturned, I would have been horrified and would have assumed we were hurting in some way.
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unimaginable dystopia, and maybe I would have been right. But at the time, it seemed impossible. I took Row lightly, and so did many of us. I was just making; I never intended to make any kind of political statement to the film. I can’t imagine being that innocent again.”
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The theme of the film has been taken to provide clarity, which may be lacking upon its release, given the current political climate. “It seems like something that should be preserved in amber,” she said. “But I’d rather put this account out there than misinterpret [my] silence.”