Congratulations to Diablo Cody for her Oscar win for Best Original Screenplay for Juno. After graduating college, she found herself shimmying through a Minneapolis strip club's amateur night. The experience intrigued her and she quit her job to become a full-time stripper. Cody blogged about the experience and then published the memoir, Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper.
When she was interviewed by Esquire about Juno, her first screenplay, she was asked if taking her clothes off was the route to success in Hollywood. Cody told the magazine:
"Listen, kid, nudity is a fine way to secure a guest spot as Splayed Hooker Corpse No. 2 on CSI. But I can't credit my physique for any of my writing success; in fact, I often suspect they're paying me to keep my clothes on these days."
In other news ...
Gothamist chats with burlesque hosts Neil O'Fortune and Clams Casino. Satisfy your appetite for more Clams Casino with this Candy Gram.
Angela Eve Freese kicks off a month-long burlesque festival in Chicago tomorrow that will feature over 80 performers.
Fleshbot teases readers with a video interview with Cherry Bomb.
Leonard Nimoy talked to Stephen Colbert about his new book, The Full Body Project, which features the Fat Bottom Review.