Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody had a pretty incredible weekend. The first time screenwriter won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay on saturday.
And then the hottest new screenwriter in Hollywood won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay on sunday.
Her film Juno about a pregnant teenager who finds adoptive parents for her unborn child has grossed more than $150 million dollars at the boxoffice. So what do you think Diablo Cody is going to do?
According to her myspace page she's leaving Hollywood for a while to gain some perspective and focus on her writing.
I am leaving L.A. for a week or so after the You-Know-Whats®, mainly to
get some writing done and to duck the emotional fallout I will
inevitably confront post It.® (No matter what the outcome on Sunday, I
predict some hermetic self-reflection ahead.)
But that's next week.
I propose a game in which I post pictures of my top secret retreat locale and you have to guess where I am. It'll be fun, if totally lame in a Matt Lauer kind of way. (Matt! You're glib!) I promise I won't do anything too obvious, like posting a pic of the Washington Monument. (Not that I'm going to D.C.; that was just an example. Settle down, all you Type As in the front row.)
Diablo didn't rise from ordinary obscurity to become a household name. She once had a career as a stripper before becoming the "It Girl" screenwriter in America. Her real name is Brook Busey but she thought it was too ordinary and boring so she decided to change it. Her pen name "Diablo" means Devil in Spanish. She published her graphic novel "Candy Girl : A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper in 2005. Watch her explain her career as a stripper on this classic episode of The David Letterman show. source