Here’s the latest development in the Year of Judy Blume: the trailer for the first ever Judy Blume documentary, Judy Blume Forever, produced by Imagine Documentaries and slated to premiere on Prime Video on Friday April 21.
“Just like her books, there’s more to Judy underneath the surface,” directors Davina Pardo and Leah Wolchok said in a statement.
She describes the story of her life as ‘Fearful anxious child grows up into a badass woman.’ She wrote through two messy divorces and faced backlash from critics, censors, and a high-brow literary world that never fully embraced her. We knew we wanted the film to celebrate Judy as a badass, but most importantly we wanted the film to be honest—about Judy’s personal story, about her work, about growing up. Judy’s writing has always been about telling it like it is. That’s how we wanted the film to feel.
Bless! And to tell it like it is, the documentary features a host of Blume-ites, including Molly Ringwald, Tayari Jones, Lena Dunham, Samantha Bee, Mary H.K. Choi, Jacqueline Woodson, Jason Reynolds, and Cecily Von Ziegesar.
Here’s the trailer, which is guaranteed to give you the warm and fuzzies: