Thursday, November 12, 2009

Voice for Equality: Diablo Cody

Brook Busey, better known by the pen name Diablo Cody, is an American screenwriter, writer, blogger, journalist, and author. She was first known for her candid chronicling of her year as a stripper in her Pussy Ranch blog and her 2006 memoir, Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper. Cody achieved critical acclaim worldwide for the script of the 2007 film Juno, winning the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. In January 2009, a sitcom created by Cody, called United States of Tara, based on an idea by Steven Spielberg, premiered on the U.S. cable TV network Showtime, the Canadian channel The Movie Network and The Australian Broadcasting Corporation. After 4 episodes aired, the show was renewed for a second season. In October 2007, Cody sold a script titled Girly Style to Universal Studios, and a horror script called Jennifer's Body to Fox Atomic. Released on September 18, 2009, Jennifer's Body starred Megan Fox as the title character. Cody will next be adapting the Sweet Valley High book series into a movie. Cody will also co-produce the film adaptation. Learn more here.

It was announced on October 14, 2009 that Diablo Cody will be a participant in the Love Unites Shepard Fairey Equality Project, a new marriage equality advocacy project for which more than 80 celebrities will be signing their names to a Shepard Fairey print titled Defend Equality - Love Unites. Fairey, whose Obama Hope print became the iconic emblem of President Obama’s 2008 campaign, was approached by FAIR, an LGBT grassroots marriage equality organization, to commission an image that would help unite and inspire the marriage equality movement. “I am proud to contribute the Defend Equality Love Unites image to the fight for marriage equality, and commend FAIR for putting this image to good use." The signed prints will be sold in online auctions starting in November 2009, with the official launch event being held at the Andaz West Hollywood hotel on November 12th. VIP tickets for the event are $100. [Link]

Freedom to Marry salutes Diablo Cody as a Voice for Equality! See other Voices for Equality here.

If Ms. Cody's support inspires you - get involved!

**Make your NOMINATION for a Voice for Equality today!

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