‘Judy Blume Forever’ Trailer: Acclaimed Sundance Doc Gives The Beloved Author A Chance To Tell Her Own Story

Not only is this Women’s History Month, but today is International Women’s Day. Could there be a better time to drop the debut trailer for a film about one of the great authors of books about young women? Prime Video’s documentary Judy Blume Forever finally lets the author tell her own story as a “good girl with a bad girl lurking inside” to a woman writing emotionally honest stories that impacted generations of people of all ages.

Premiering earlier this year at Sundance, the film features Blume talking about her life and how her writing career got started…

“My daughter said, ‘Mother, couldn’t you write a book about teenagers who fall in love and do it and nobody has to die?'” Judy says. “And I thought, ‘Yes!'”

Blume also weighs in on some of her most iconic books, such as Blubber, Summer Sisters, and Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, which has been adapted into a feature film opening next month, one week after this documentary hits Prime Video on April 21st.

The film also features testimonials from celebrity women impacted by Blume’s work, including Molly Ringwald, Lena Dunham, and Samantha Bee.

Judy Blume Forever is directed by Davina Pardo and Leah Wolchok, who may have one of the year’s best docs on their hands. The film currently sits at 91% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.