'Chicken Girls: The Movie' Star Grayson Kilpatrick on Working with Annie LeBlanc and Hayden Summerall, Why the Brat Franchise Is a Hit
"I’m not sure [why the franchise is so popular with teens] but for me, it was the storyline. However, for other people, it could also be the story, but it could be that [it focuses on] their age range, and some of these kids are dealing with the stuff that the kids on Chicken Girls are dealing with. It’s like they’re connecting with other kids their age."
"Hungry Girl" Lisa Lillien, host of Hungry Girl: Chew the Right Thing!, on the recent popularity of podcasting, how she plans her shows, what she feels makes podcasts so special, and how her online brand has changed in the ever-changing world of social media.
After seeing Eighth Grade at a screening and falling in love with the film and its cast, we got a chance to sit down with Elsie Fisher and Emily Robinson at the A24 Films office in New York.
1/1’s Lindsey Shaw and Jeremy Phillips on Healing, The Casting Process, and Working with Judd Nelson
"Lots of things come to the surface, and once she understood all of the paths that led her here, some of which she knew and some of which she created, and some of which were beyond her control, then she could move on. It answers the fundamental question of 'why': you know, [the movie] goes through all those 'who, what, whys,' and when she finally gets to 'why,' she understands."
Nicole Feenstra on Broken Hearts Division: "One of the things about broken hearts is that everybody's had one"
"She [Officer Mack] is definitely inspired by Inspector Clouseau [The Pink Panther]. He’s sort of a bumbling detective. I’ve always liked people, and especially characters, who are very convinced of things and sort of charge ahead without a lot of knowledge. There’s an adage that’s called 'Ready, Fire, Aim'. Sometimes you just sort of go for it, and I think this character is somebody who believes passionately in righting wrongs that she sees perpetrated on people."
“Regardless of what background you might have, regardless of what the obstacles might look like, regardless of how old you are, regardless of how poor you are, regardless of how marginalized you are, you have something to contribute. If there is something that you need to change, you need to be the one that does it."
“I just never thought that was possible, you know, to make that kind of connection with these animals. So that’s kind of where I started with it. I felt like if I could get to that place, figure out what the animal was about, then I might be able to make a better photograph of it.”
“There’s bitter, which is decidedly distasteful, right? And there’s sweet. Bittersweet is that combination. In the film, all these things come from a girl who’s 19 years old, and it is that—bittersweet, like a pain you desire. It’s a contradiction. It’s the past, and it’s probably not good for me, but I like it. I feel comfortable in it. It’s like an ailment that you enjoy.”
“Adventure, Challenge, and Glory”: 'The Millionaires’ Unit' Filmmakers Darroch Greer and Ron King on FYU’s Journey from Yale Students to American Heroes
"The little bit of news that was coming out about the war overseas was that this was the biggest event of mankind. In the history of the world. And they wanted to play a part, and they wanted to fly. It was a young person’s energetic dream of adventure, and challenge, and glory."
'Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution': A Conversation with Filmmaker Benjamin Nolot and Spring Breakers Shay and Kimmy
"I think our view has been so distorted on what love really is ... I think that love is an intangible, universal, extremely powerful notion of giving yourself to someone unconditionally with compassion without expecting anything in return."
"The thing about ‘not having time’… I feel like you can always make excuses about not having time for something. But, you guys, you wake up every day, you have time to brush your teeth. You have time to do that. So you have to have time to think about your eating if it’s important to you."
"My hope is that people will see that individuals with disabilities are not destined to a sad, lonely life. With the right attitude, they can have amazing friendships, cool experiences, awesome achievements and a life full of love and happiness."
"Do not put up with any bullshit. Make sure that the people around you love you, care for you, value you, and cherish you. And do not put up with anyone who is any less than that."
" 'Nice' is misinterpreted as having no backbone. 'The new nice' is competitive, it’s strong. People who are nice are winners—they want to win—and they are certainly capable of competing. But they don’t need to sabotage."
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