'Juno’s' Diablo Cody talks sexism and strippers

By Lena Finkel,
Diablo Cody questions whether there is a double standard when it comes to strippers

Made famous from writing the screenplay for Juno, Diablo Cody has also become well known for her stripping past.

The 29-year-old revealed her story in her 2006 memoir Candy Girl: A Year In The Life of An Unlikely Stripper, which chronicles her decision to ditch her conservative upbringing. What most people don’t know is that the book started out as a blog called “The P—sy Ranch, which was discovered by talent manager Mason Novick, who then convinced her to turn it into a book, according to Entertainment Weekly.

A year later she came out with Juno and after that Jennifer’s Body and Young Adult. But the writer has had trouble escaping the judgment from the public on her stripping past, reports Black Book.

However, when fellow ex-stripper Channing Tatum turned his past into the hit movie Magic Mike, Cody couldn’t help but take notice.

Cody told Vulture, “I find it very interesting that a man can be a stripper, talk about it openly, go on SNL and parody it in several sketches, and nobody accuses him of leveraging his sexuality to get ahead. They applaud it. And he did make a quality film, and it obviously did really well, and it had a certain pedigree, it wasn't trashy, but I do not think a woman would be treated the same way. I'm living proof of that. A woman's sexuality is dangerous and threatening and dirty, and for Channing, it's a charming tool in his arsenal.”

But she insisted, “this is in no way a diss on him.”

Do you think there’s a double standard when it comes to male and female strippers?



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