22 Apr 20
Misbehaviour - it looks like fun and features a lot of my favourite actresses, including Jessie Buckley. It's about a group of women who disrupt a Miss World competition in 1970. Sort of like a feminist heist. Sounds great!
I've been struggling to read for pleasure, but when I go out walking I'm listening to the audiobook of Heartburn by Nora Ephron, read by Meryl Streep. It's so funny, utterly delicious, and Streep's voice is like a hug from your favourite aunt.
Brenée Brown's new podcast Unlocking Us is like a therapy session and a philosophy lesson all rolled into one. She talks to a different inspiring person every week about some difficult aspect of human life, like shame or grief. It makes my head light up.
I also recently listened to the best single episode of a podcast I've ever heard: Rule of Three, which is a podcast about comedy on screen - the episode featuring Lucy Prebble, one of the writers on Succession, talking about the film When Harry Met Sally. It's probably the most pleasurable, inspiring hour I've spent in a long time. Listen to it - it's so funny and insightful about screenwriting and how comedy works - I promise you won't regret it!
The first time I went to my local, the Duke of York's in Brighton, I went to see Diary of a Teenage Girl with my friend Tess, a screenwriter who was over from LA. We had such a good time. I was really wowed by the cinema, how beautiful it is inside, and what a proper cinema experience it was - I'd forgotten how good it could be, after being to so many soulless multiplexes. I hadn't been living in Brighton for very long at that time, but it was one of the things that made me think, okay, maybe I can make a home here.
I hope you love it as much as we loved making it.
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