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DP/30: Beasts of th Southern Wild, co-writer Lucy Alibar

2 Responses to “DP/30: Beasts of th Southern Wild, co-writer Lucy Alibar”

  1. jon says:

    I find it slightly unsettling that you consistently focus on a female subject’s “attractiveness,” always quoting from other sources, and usually at the head of an interview, as though it were something to “get out of the way” before delving into the heart of the matter. Why mention it at all? Is her perspective on being called “hot” interesting?

  2. David Poland says:

    1. Google her.

    2. In this case, much of the focus was sudden fame… and with it, intense public attention.

    3. Yes, it is often an issue with women in this business and yes, better to get it out of the way early on.

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