These must be heady days at TNR. David Plotz writes at Slate that Shattered Glass, which is set at The New Republic, could be the new defining film on Washington journalists. He is especially fond, of course, of the part based on TNR staffer Hanna Rosin, his wife.
And ChloŽ Sevignyóthat's Oscar-nominated ChloŽ Sevigny!óplays Caitlin Avey, a character modeled on Hanna. In the movie, as in life, Caitlin/Hanna is a loyal and ferocious friend who is ultimately chastened by how she was suckered. This is fantasy come true: A Hollywood starlet dressed up in my wife's clothes, talking sass at machine-gun speed like my wife, and looking as much like my wife as a blond straight-haired American can look like a brunet curly-haired Israeli.
The film is the one about the career immolation of Stephen Glass, the writer for TNR who fabricated a whole bunch of stories.