Fashion

Tavi Gevinson Blowin’ Up for Real, Gonna Be in a Movie

Fashion

Tavi Gevinson Blowin’ Up for Real, Gonna Be in a Movie

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Tavi Gevinson’s been kind of a big deal (insofar as anyone can seem a big deal when they run a blog, which is directly proportional to how much time you spend on the Internet) ever since 13-year-old Gevinson’s blog Style Rookie showed up on people’s radar as an editorial presence to pay attention to. Now Gevinson is 16, running her website Rookie, and getting profiled by the New York Times and such. It’s really the kind of publicity that Dumbledore took Harry Potter to the Dursleys to keep him away from, you know? The girl’s head can only spin faster with the announcement that she’s been cast in a movie; Gevinson’s landed herself a part in the next movie by Nicole Holofcener, Friends with Money, Please Give, a currently untitled film that will also star James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Yeah, it’s not any Hunger Games, but it’s definitely nothing to sneeze at. In the film Gevinson will play Chloe, described by The Hollywood Reporter as “an only child who never received much attention from her parents, forcing her to grow up faster than her peers.” So bizarrely self-aware teenage girl plays bizarrely self-aware teenage girl? Sounds like a pretty virtuosic casting decision to me.