Phoebe Gloeckner’s 2000 graphic novel (said in more ways than one) The Diary of a Teenage Girl — an intense and honest account of a girl in the 1970s who’s experiencing sex, drugs and depression after sleeping with her mother’s boyfriend — has now been made into a film staring Bel Powley, Kristen Wiig and Alexander Skarsgard. The book is a fantastic read— so up-front, sad and poetic. It is a champion for speaking loudly on how teenage girls depict sex and all that comes with it. I’m excited to see what’ll come from the movie. It’s been getting rave reviews since its showing at Sundance. I’ll have reviews of both in a couple weeks.
I’m even more excited to share an awesome contest, thanks to Mongrel Media and North Atlantic Books!
First prize is a copy of the new edition of the book, plus two movie tickets!
Four runner ups will each get two movie tickets!
To enter, you must do one of or all of the following:
*Tweet “I want to see The Diary of a Teenage Girl with [handle of friend you’d take to the movie] via @papertraildiary http://bit.ly/diarycontest”
*Comment on this Instagram post with the handle of the friend you’d take to the movie
*Comment on this blog post
Lots of chances!
You must live in Toronto (and be able to provide an address if contacted) and be 18 or older.
I will choose the winners at random and contact them on Monday, August 10.