Speaking to the L.A. Times, Leslie Jordan was always good for a sassy one-liner or two in interviews. But now Jordan is giving us an inside look at the origins of ‘Girls’ creator Judd Apatow’s wildly popular movie of the same name.
It’s been two long years of watching Judd Apatow’s latest movie before finally reviewing it. I’ve read books about the making of ‘Girls’ and heard numerous interviews about the movie and its inspiration, and now I finally get a chance to see it – and I’m really excited.
‘Girls’ premiered at the Telluride Film Festival last summer to an otherwise quiet crowd and critics were pretty hard on the film. At least, they were pretty hard on what I saw in the first few hours.
I arrived at the theater on a Friday night with my girlfriend, who was one of the first visitors to the theater. I was pretty nervous at first, wondering what the first-night crowd would be like. I didn’t know if I’d get that same feeling of dread and trepidation the next week.
I soon learned that Friday night the audience was almost entirely female. I’ve had some other girlfriends that have been there with me when I saw ‘Girls,’ and I can honestly say I was a little nervous for them, too. I figured we’d see at least a few guys and some pretty crazy ladies, but I didn’t expect to see that many women in the first five or 10 minutes.
I didn’t know what to expect but I did know it would be a good movie. The screenplay, co-written by Apatow and his longtime writer/producer Judd Apatow, is quite beautiful in its simplicity. It’s the story of a group of girls, played by the talented group of actors, all of whom have just moved into an apartment complex, and their stories of love, friendship, sex and dating. I believe it