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Emily the Strange Gets Herself a Movie

Counterculture icon Emily the Strange is getting her own movie. Unlike the ladies of SATC, Emily is a girl of 13 years who definitely is not looking for labels and love. In fact, her favorite phrase is, "Get lost!" (But not, you know, Lost.)

She is the brainchild of Bay Area skateboard merchandiser Cosmic Debris, and after all kinds of t-shirts depicting Emily and her cats became popular, Emily got her own comic books.

She's different things to different people: fun t-shirt logo, symbol of female empowerment, gothic figure, intriguing comic book heroine. I happen to think of her as a strange and awesome little girl who loves her white Mary Jane shoes.

Of the plot, The Hollywood Reporter writes:

The storyline is being kept under wraps, though Reger, who concocted it, said it will offer up some backstory and will feature Emily's four cats — troublemaker Sabbath, schemer Nee-Chee, imaginative Miles and leader Mystery. It will also have 13 new characters with names like Earwig, Umlaut, McFreeley and Officer Summers. The story forms the basis of an Emily young adult novel, which will be published next year by HarperCollins.

The folks producing the film are looking for a filmmaker who "gets the character." I'm kinda hoping it's a woman as this would be the perfect project to give a talented female director.

Is this exciting news? Any Emily the Strange fans out there?


Xxx-lanna-XxX Xxx-lanna-XxX 8 years
sounds good, i love the cats nee-chee, sabbath, mystery and miles
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
sounds awful. i mean who know? daria was good. but, still.
penguins268 penguins268 9 years
I like that cat name--Nee Chee....hehe like Friedrich Nietzsche.
juliarose23 juliarose23 9 years
i have emily stationary, but i never really knew what she was...this movie could be interesting....
bellanatella bellanatella 9 years
Hmm, might watch. I hope they don't screw it up.
bibiruby82 bibiruby82 9 years
I agree with caterpillar and zombiegurl here. However, I still love Emily the Strange...for someone who isn't a teen any longer, wearing something like this in the quarterlife is as rebellious as it gets for me. So I'm kind of a hypocrite here when it comes to this. I'd wait 'til the movie is out on DVD.
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 9 years
She's my wallpaper on my pc.
lizlee89 lizlee89 9 years
sure, why not...
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 9 years
I would see it depending on who does it.
swwonder swwonder 9 years
I really got into Emily Strange at one point. But I had completely forgotten. I think with the right people this could be quite cool maybe with a bit of a 'Ghost World' vibe to it.
zombielove zombielove 9 years
i use to like emily but as caterpillargirl pointed out, nothing but lil mall rats and posers wear that stuff making it less appealing. i dunno bout a movie, i'll avoid seeing it if its comes out in theaters to avoid all the emo kids...although i'd probably hang out in front to play my favorite game of "is that a guy or a girl". i hope they dont do that with jonnie the homicidal maniac. if they havent already.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
counterculture? try mainstream hot topic brats, I see emily hoodies on the mallrats every weekend.
E-Pierdominici E-Pierdominici 9 years
I remember her and Ruby Gloom, hehe.
jasmint jasmint 9 years
This sounds like it could be really fun if done correctly. I hope it goes to a female director, too!
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