In a dark and seedy dive, we adjust our tie and face our subject, notorious stripper-cum-wordsmith Diablo Cody. Once we're ensconced in a cracked-vinyl booth adjacent to the Wurlitzer, a round of brandy Manhattans appears before us. But I can't credit my physique for any of my writing success; in fact, I often suspect they're paying me to keep my clothes on these days. ESQ: I notice you're wearing pasties.
The colourful, exotic Diablo Cody tells John Hiscock how she came to write the sensationally successful film, Juno. Watch an exclusive clip from Juno Baftas coverage in full. The striking-looking, outspoken year-old's colourful background as a stripper, lap-dancer and peep-show performer may have something to do with the interest she is attracting. But the main reason is her screenplay for Juno, a low-budget film that has caused a sensation in Hollywood. It has also earned a total of six Bafta and Oscar nominations, including nods on both sides of the Atlantic for her for original screenplay and young star Ellen Page for best actress.