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Not letting the cancelation of United States of Tara get to her, Diablo Cody (nee Brook Busey, which I say apropos of nothing, except what a silly name, right?) has a new project on her plate. The Oscar winner and former stripper will write and direct Lamb of God, which follows "the story of a woman who loses her faith in God after a plane crash, but rediscovers it in it Vegas while living 'the life of a sinner.'" Cody took to her tumblr to explain her excitement:
If I hear a certain type of music for a scene, I don’t have to shyly suggest it. I can use it. If I picture an actor in a role, I can offer them said role... I’m accustomed to riding shotgun... and for the first time, I get to be the Captain and Tennille. Holy shit.”
Cody gets a lot of shit for her endless cultural references and obnoxiously twee dialogue in Juno, but I'm excited for her directing debut. She's not for everyone, but she's a strong female writing talent who writes good parts for women — something Hollywood sorely needs. We all got behind Bridesmaids despite a lame first trailer; will you wait and see the film before dismissing it? Or is Cody's quirky writing enough to keep you away, let along her directorial finishes and soundtrack choices?