Judy Blume’s seminal 1970 novel Are you there God? It’s Me, Margaret. has never been made into a movie until now. For decades, the story resonated with readers for its honest portrayal of the trials and joys of puberty and coming into one’s self as a young person.
Judy Blume put her trust in the artistic vision and writing of Kelly Fremon Craig, the film’s director. Kelly joined us to talk about the choices she made in order to adapt the novel to the screen and some of her favorite moments with actors Rachel McAdams and Kathy Bates. She also explains how monumental the #MeToo movement was for female directors like herself.
Before we heard from Kelly, we first sat down with Niala Boodhoo, host of the podcast Axios Today, and Inkoo Kang, TV critic for The New Yorker. They recommended the best things to read, watch, and listen to right now. Here are their picks:
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