Angry Reader of the Week: Marilyn Fu

"I usually want to talk to that person at the party that no one else wants to talk to."

Hey, folks! It's that time again. Time to meet the Angry Reader of the Week, spotlighting you, the very special readers of this website. Over the years, I've been able to connect with a lot of cool folks, and this is a way of showing some appreciation and attention to the people who help make this blog what it is. This week's Angry Reader is Marilyn Fu.

Who are you?

Marilyn Fu, middle name Shyh-Yann. My mom says I was named for Yann, an important advisor to a king in China, back in the day. Apparently he was very smart, great at debate. And oh, very short--something like four feet tall. My family calls me Yann.

What are you?

I'm a writer. My first film, The Sisterhood of Night, releases today, hooray! I also write comics, plays, love letters, grocery lists. The usual.

Where are you?

Mostly in LA now, dreaming of NYC. Sometimes the other way around.

Where are you from?

I'm a Jersey girl with parents that hail from Taiwan. I actually only lived in Jersey for the first year of my life, but I like the way that sounds!

What do you do?

I've spent the last ten years making The Sisterhood of Night, either writing, developing, casting, financing, or now -- releasing it -- hooray again! alongside our great team. It's a sort of teen thriller, about a group of girls who go off social media and create their own network. It'll be interesting to see what I do with myself, now that it's out. Ten years is a long time and it's been a life-changing experience. I'm ready to make some new stuff. An idea actually came to me from the Angry Reader a few weeks ago. So thanks!

What are you all about?

Self-expression, artistic freedom. Quirky people. I usually want to talk to that person at the party that no one else wants to talk to. I love to wander and be alone. I love having a whole day and night stretched out in front of me with no obligations, just being able to write and listen to music. I love details and moments. To me, a movie is just an excuse to examine interesting moments that make us feel human again.

What makes you angry?

People who are dismissive and exclusionary -- of ideas, art, other people. Big egos. All which relate to the other thing that makes me angry -- the embarrassingly low numbers of women and people of color working in film and TV, behind the scenes and in front of the camera. It shouldn't be so hard to tell our stories. Of course, the difficulty is part of what makes them beautiful, but I think equality needs to be the baseline.

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