The Nudist Buddhist, or Humping Sharon Waxman's Leg

Whatever it takes to get the story, I guess. A serious shoutout to the Times' Sharon Waxman, who had my boy David O. Russell [boxers, not that anyone asked] rub up against her on the set of I Heart Huckabee's.

That's the tip of the antics iceberg, though. Check out Waxman's report covering the last 18 months of the production.

Interestingly, she's very cagey about the finished product itself. She was very circumspect on the reactions at a cast/family/friends screening. Meanwhile, the film seems to be rocking 'em in Toronto.

The Nudist Buddhist Borderline-Abusive Love-In [Sharon Waxman, NYT]
Tom Hall ♥'s I ♥ H [Indiewire, via Greencine]

[9/22 Update: Defamer reports [sic] that D.O. is P.O.'ed about Waxman's NYT article; seems he thought she was writing a book. Which, technically, is true. It's called Rebels on the Backlot: Six Maverick Directors and How They Conquered the Hollywood Studio System.]

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