‘Carol’ screenwriter Phyllis Nagy chats about lesbian love on a new podcast

Looking for a new podcast to listen to? This week on The Filmstruck Podcast host Alicia Malone spoke with screenwriter Phyllis Nagy about getting her script for the award-winning film “Carol” to the big screen. She also shares her opinions on women in Hollywood, lesbian love stories, and what the Oscars got wrong. The podcast aired on March 15, but you can still stream it HERE. 

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Carol is Phyllis Nagy’s second film with Number 9 Films and Killer Films. Their first collaboration was the HBO film, Mrs. Harris, written and directed by Nagy, which premiered at The Toronto International Film Festival and went on to garner 12 Emmy® nominations (including nominations for Nagy for her writing and directing), three Golden Globe® nominations and two Screen Actors Guild® award nominations. Also a playwright, Nagy’s plays have been performed throughout the world and include: Weldon Rising, The Strip, and Never Land at the Royal Court Theatre, London; Butterfly Kiss, Almeida Theatre Company, London; Disappeared, premiered at the Haymarket Theatre, Leicester in 1995 in a production directed by the author which subsequently toured the UK before a London run at the Royal Court Theatre (Winner of a 1992 Mobil International Playwriting Prize, and a Writer’s Guild of Great Britain Award and a Susan Smith Blackburn prize); and Trip’s Cinch, Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival. Nagy’s stage adaptations and translations include: Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr. Ripley, Palace Theatre, Watford; Chekhov’s The Seagull, Chichester Festival Theatre; and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Classic Stage Company, New York and Chichester Festival Theatre. Her work for radio includes Delores, a contemporary version of Euripides’ Andromache (The Sunday Play, BBC Radio 3). Phyllis is currently working on three new screenplays: Whirlpool, based on the life of Rachel Roberts, a Dusty Springfield Project for Number 9 Films and Film Four, and an adaptation of The Luneberg Variation by Paolo Maurensig for Raindog Films – Colin Firth is attached to star. She has just been named as one of ten “Writers to Watch” by Variety. She currently lives in Los Angeles.