Judy Blume seems to be everywhere these days. An adaptation of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret is releasing April 28th, and that means a new generation is now looking at the renowned author. With that in mind, Prime Video is releasing a documentary titled Judy Blume Forever, which is set to stream on Prime Video on April 21st.
Blume herself has talked about book censorship and her writing before, but this documentary is set to feature not only her, but other authors and artists, as well as fans.
Here’s the synopsis for the documentary:
Generations of readers have found themselves in a Judy Blume book. Her name alone launches a
flood of memories for anyone who’s gripped one of her many paperbacks. For decades, Blume’s radical
honesty has comforted and captivated readers – and landed her at the center of controversy for her
frankness about puberty and sex. Now the beloved American author candidly shares her own
Emmy-winning filmmakers Davina Pardo and Leah Wolchok trace Blume’s journey from fearful,
imaginative child to storytelling pioneer who elevated the physical and emotional lives of kids and
teens, to banned writer who continues to fight back against censorship today. Playful and poignant
animations celebrate the magic and awkwardness of being young, while intimate conversations with
acclaimed authors and artists reveal Blume’s profound impact on readers. Long-standing fans share
open-hearted letters they wrote to Blume over decades.
With humor, sensitivity, and a healthy dose of adolescent cringe, Judy Blume Forever tells the story of
the woman whose trail-blazing books changed the way millions of readers understand themselves, their
sexuality, and what it means to grow up.
Whether you’re a fan of Blume or not, it’s certainly interesting to be getting this kind of look at not just the process of writing for such a famous writer, but at the journey — and reception to her work.