December 23, 2014
Regarding “60 Minutes – Reese Witherspoon: Ready for a Change”
One morning in December, my husband Marv said to me, “I saved for you one of the features on ‘60 Minutes’. Watch it. All of it. Watch it to the very end.” That’s all he said.
Not knowing what to expect, I sat down with curiosity to watch it. I watched it twice. There was Reese Witherspoon, speaking with Charlie Rose about the revival of her career in a new direction — that of making serious films about strong women. In order to make this possible, she decided to create her own independent film production company, Pacific Standard. Her partner is the the producer Bruna Pampadrea. They have now as many as sixteen projects in development. But more specifically, Reese was talking about her new film, “Wild,” which is about a woman who rehabilitates herself with a thousand-mile trek across the wilds.
She said she is “interest in complicated women in leading roles.” She is “interested in how complicated women really are.” She spoke of their “ferocity of spirit.” And she said, “I’m always reading, reading, reading for this.” Aha!
On January 1, 2015, I will start the New Year by mailing a letter to Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea about two of my published novels (Concerning Georgia Stekker and The Provider) and one unpublished novel (The Dinner Party) focus on such women.
I will take the liberty of sending them the synopses of these three novels and a few reviews.
And certainly, I will let you know if anything comes of this.
In the meantime, I wish you all a very Hopeful and Happy New Year.