- Sat, Oct 14
Director: Karyn Kusama Run Time: 107 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2009
Starring: Adam Brody, Amanda Seyfried, J.K. Simmons, Johnny Simmons, Megan Fox
Screenwriter: Diablo Cody
Producers: Daniel Dubiecki, Mason Novick, Jason Reitman
Back in 2009, the studio thought it was getting just another high school horror flick, but instead director Karyn Kusama and screenwriter Diablo Cody delivered a wickedly sharp takedown of misogyny and how young women must fight for justice in a world that is aimed against them. Sometimes that’s by being a supportive friend; sometimes it’s by being possessed by a man-eating demon. Megan Fox gives an amazing performance — equal parts frightful and funny — as the teen-aged succubus, and her scenes with best friend Amanda Seyfriend are iconic, cementing Jennifer’s Body reputation as the feminist queer classic it always was.