You know how a lot of actors will win an Oscar and proceed to do a whole lot of crap afterwards? I think the same thing is happening to Diablo Cody.
The Oscar-winning writer of Juno just keeps spiraling down the descent of low-brow trash. According to Variety, she’s been picked to write and produce an adaptation of the Sweet Valley High series of children’s/young adult books. Sounds like someone might be brewing up their own Twilight sort of cash cow.
I really should stop judging, though, because between this and the Stephanie Myer thing from earlier today, I’m beginning to sound like a misogynist or something. If Ms. Cody wrote a movie that meant a great deal to her (Juno) and won her Oscar and then proceded to write a bunch of stuff that she genuinely enjoys writing, then who am I to judge? She’s living the American dream, right?
Or is she just a hack? I don’t know. I didn’t like Juno enough to care.
But good for her for getting a project that ought to be fairly high-profile just after Jennifer’s Body kind of bombed at the box office. Way to bounce back.