I remember reading, Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret?, as a teenager. It was a book that helped define what it meant to be a girl and understand what I was going through. Judy Blume wrote books were a part of my life for as long as I could remember. Her books changed my life.
One thing that Judy Blume didn’t do for a long time is sell the rights to her books for them to be made into television shows or movies. It was something that I always wished would happen – even though I loved just letting the stories come to life in my head. But now at the age of 80, Judy Blume has optioned the rights to her most popular and beloved novel Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret to producer James L. Brooks of Gracie Films and Kelly Fremon Craig.
I can’t wait.
Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret?, tells the story of a sixth grade girl who moves to a new town and has to undergo the usual issues with growing up – friendships, puberty, periods, first crushes and such. She forms a club with four other girls who she discusses all these things with.
“It is this right of passage for women and girls,” Fremon Craig told Deadline. “It’s rare for me to run into a woman or girl who hasn’t read it and every time I’ve mentioned it to a woman, they clutch their heart and let out this joyful gasp. There’s something so timely and full of truth and I remember for me that at that age, it felt like a life raft at a time when you’re lost and searching and unsure. This book comes along and tells you you’re not alone. Women remember where they were when they read it. I can’t think of another book you can say that about.”
There is no distribution set for the movie. They are finalizing the script before searching for distribution.
Are you excited for Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret , to come to the big screen?