I’ve been thinking about Amy Poelher a lot lately (Ask Amy!). And, by extension, about how relying on other people in a creative, professional and personal space is so wildly important. There’s a real girl group in Hollywood / Writerland right now. Films like Bridesmaids, TV shows like Parks & Recreation books like Tina Fey’s Bossypants, they represent a new kind of creative cult, one that comes from the emotional accessibility and sturdy honesty of their work.
Tuesday night I went to a screening of The Master (Oh, my…!), and Maya Rudolph was there with her husband, Paul Thomas Anderson. For the duration of the after party, I had a strong desire to go speak to her / siphon some of her lady-strength in a full-body hug, but was sensitive to the fact that a conversation like that could have ended up horrendously one-sided, on a good day.
For now I suppose, we’ll all have to settle for this:
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