Parker Posey: ‘I didn’t think I would work again – so I wrote a book’

Being an arthouse darling became something of a curse for Parker Posey, as Hollywood consigned her to ‘little parts in big films’. Now, her new comic memoir charts her struggle to survive in an ageist, sexist industry

It’s not that Hollywood forgot about Parker Posey, it’s more that it just didn’t quite know what to do with her. “I felt like I didn’t have a place in the culture of entertainment,” she tells me as we sit in Washington Square Park in Manhattan, her dog Gracie nestled on the side. Her consignment to the sidelines was maddening; this, after all, was an actor dubbed “queen of the indies” by Time magazine in 1997, who had broken out with attention-demanding roles in Dazed and Confused and Party Girl, and displayed an infectious comic energy in everything from Best in Show to Scream 3. And yet, she says, “it

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