While “Jennifer’s Body
” was a critical and commercial failure in 2009, the Diablo
Cody-scripted film is being newly appreciated as a smart, feminist horror-comedy. Star Megan Fox
has some ideas as to why: Back when the movie was released, Fox
was cast in the media as a vapid covergirl, something the movie marketers unsuccessfully tried to use to their advantage. In the #MeToo era, Fox thinks audiences are able to view both her treatment and the film through a feminist lens.
Fox offered her assessment of the film and its renaissance during an appearance on “Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut” podcast.
“It’s a nice circle. I didn’t expect it to grow like that. But to see it being appreciated now, obviously makes me feel really good. I’m happy for Diablo and I’m happy for Karyn — all these people put in a lot of hard work