HomeNovelReleased the trailer for “Are You There God? It’s me, Margaret”.
Released the trailer for “Are You There God? It’s me, Margaret”.
January 14, 2023
The classic and award-winning book, Are you there, God? It’s me, Margaret by Judy Blume, about dealing with the challenges of adolescence and female puberty is coming to the big screen. Lionsgate, a member of the Walt Disney Company, produced the film. The film is scheduled for release on April 28, 2023. The film is written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig. She directed The limit of seventeen in 2016.
The film stars Rachel McAdams as Margaret’s mother Barbara Simon, Kathy Bates as Margaret’s grandmother Sylvia Simon, and newcomer, Abby Ryder Fortson as the titular character 11-year-old Margaret.
In the novel and film trailer, Margaret and her other sixth-grade friends wander through some of a young woman’s various and sometimes embarrassing struggles such as learning about changes in the female body, getting bras for the first time, having a crush on boys and buy female products for the first time with a male cashier.
The novel was published in 1970 and has since become a classic. The novel has been challenged several times over the years by libraries and school districts as including a detailed discussion of menstruation and “its negative portrayal of some Christian characters.”
Judy Blume, the novel’s author, was skeptical of a film adaptation of this book because it was so personal to her. She said on the TODAY show: “Right before I said yes, I said to my film agent, ‘You can try to sell some of these books but not Margaret. No way Margaret. However, the film’s director, Kelly Fremon Craig, took it upon herself to write Judy Blume a passionate letter about her love of the novel. Blume was convinced to change his mind with the persuasive letter.
The film, Are you there, God? It’s me, Margaretwill hit theaters on April 28, 2023.
Watch the official trailer:
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