In an exclusive interview with The Frisky today, writer Diablo Cody talks about her upcoming horror film, Jennifer’s Body, feminism, and the overly-hyped onscreen kiss between the film’s stars Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried.
First, let’s watch the clip of aforementioned kiss:
Of the kiss, Cody told The Frisky that she doesn’t consider the moment gratuitous and never meant for it to be used as publicity for the film:
While Cody makes a good point that many of us will likely identify with (I mean, who here doesn’t still want to sleep in their friends’ beds?), I found something else she said to be somewhat contradictory.
On discussing what a big role her feminism plays in her work, she told the interviewer:
Yet, this highly-publicized “lesbian” kiss in her film isn’t exactly representing women in a diverse way. Even if her rationale behind the scene makes perfect sense, and is much better than some dude-fest film with drunk sorority girls making out just to get male attention, most people in the theaters or reading the articles promoting the film don’t know that. To them, it’s all the same: Two hot girls kiss in a movie, people talk, go see movie.
But, then again, since the film stars Megan Fox, people would talk and go (or not go) see the film, anyway, as she does a fine job on her own stirring up controversy and attention.
Cody says of Fox:
Even having worked with her to this extent, I don’t know her very well because she’s very private and mysterious. But I’ve [heard] these things come out of her mouth. I’ve been present for some of these interviews and she is totally fearless. What she is saying is completely genuine. It is not a front. I think people think she’s trying to create some kind of image for herself that she’s not, but she’s a really, truly eccentric person.
If you’re going to see Jennifer’s Body, what’s your reason? Is it for the kiss? Is it for feminism? Or is it for Megan Fox?