LWLies 86: The Shirley Issue – On Sale Now!

Our latest issue is a tribute to the beautiful, unnerving world of Josephine Decker’s biopic that isn’t a biopic. For our money: it’s one of the best films you’ll see all year.

Back when Covid was still something most of us didn’t really know much about, I saw Josephine Decker’s Shirley at Sundance (the first and last festival of 2020 for me!) and fell under its spell. This beguiling psychodrama, inspired by Susan Scarf Merrell’s novel of the same name, takes inspiration from the life and work of American novelist Shirley Jackson, an uncompromising creative force who revolutionised the genre of horror and challenged perceptions about the place of female authors in literature. For my money: it’s one of the best films you’ll see all year.

Of course, there’s Josephine, Elisabeth and Michael, but we’ve also got interviews with Charlie Kaufman, Miranda July, Nia DaCosta, Ben Wheatley, Sope Dìrísù, Godfrey Channing Peoples and Antonio Campos. Now that’s a dream dinner party line-up.

So we hope you enjoy discovering everything that the Shirley issue has to offer – and whether you’re a loyal subscriber or new to LWLies, thanks for supporting what we do.

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