British actress Bel Powley, Kristen Wiig and Alexander Skarsgard have joined coming-of-age film The Diary of a Teenage Girl. Marielle Heller, who wrote the script, will make her directorial debut with the project...The script is based on Phoebe Gloeckner's graphic novel of the same name and follows a teen artist (Powley) living in San Francisco in the '70s who attempts to navigate her way through an affair with her mother's boyfriend.
In a year where the comics community has already been rocked by the recurring drama of “fake geek girls”...it is troubling to see anyone speaking out about sexism or perceived sexism being silenced. When it is a woman attempting to speak out, the context of the ongoing struggle against casual sexism within the comics industry gives the issue even greater weight, regardless of the original intentions.
Marvel Comics Mashes Up Superheroes and Chick Lit — And It Sort of Works
DC Comics are shipping copies of the first chapter of the graphic novel adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo to comic stores a week early, for November the 7th, so they can take advantage of the next week on-sale date of Tuesday, November 13th. Ads for the comic book adaptation will run on channels including Bravo, Lifetime, SyFy, TBS, TNT and TruTV.