Geek Girl Of The Week: Sofia Coppola

Who: Sofia Coppola

Type of Geek: High Style, High Art Indie Film Geek

Audiences didn’t expect much from Sofia Coppola after she was pelted with metaphorical tomatoes for her dreadful acting performance as Mary Corleone in The Godfather: Part III, but the daughter of famed director Francis Ford Coppola wasn’t ready to say arrivederci to the cinema just yet. Instead, she took her fated place behind the lens and helmed some of the best art house films of the last 10 years—The Virgin Suicides, Lost In Translation and Marie Antoinette.

Dripping with untraditional beauty and unrivaled coolness, Sofia has inspired a fleet of burgeoning geek girls who believe that independent film can have both style and substance. If I was forced to describe her in seven words, I’d say she’s “revolutionary, petulant, reactionary, ebullient, fragrant, cold [and] cool”—at least that what it says on the label of her namesake sparkling wine for Coppola Winery.

To read more about other Film Geek Goddesses like Sofia, pre-order your copy of Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, And Other Misfits Are Taking Over The World.


One Response to “Geek Girl Of The Week: Sofia Coppola”
  1. kellina says:

    Great post! Love the seven words of Sofia! Since you are a fan, I hope you will pay a visit to my site about her life.

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Leslie is the author of Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World, out now through It Books. She is also the author of Wish You Were Here: An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes and co-author of Everybody Hurts: An Essential Guide to Emo Culture. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.