R | | Biography, Comedy, Crime
When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.
The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on September 1. It also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018.
I'm a 51-year-old who likes cats better than people.
When Lee is seen walking toward the 86th Street subway station, a sidewalk fruit stand is seen in the background. Fruit vendors were not common in New York until 2008, when the city's Green Carts program was implemented.
As the closing credits start, they move to the left side of the screen and information about the protagonists appears on the right.
Ahead of the film's release in Australia, the distributor chose to pre-cut the film in order to obtain an M classification. These changes removed detail of hard drug misuse (cocaine snorting) through re-framing, and also removed the film's sole use of very strong language by re-dubbing the term with a milder phrase. The uncut international version was later approved for a DVD/Video release with an uncut MA15+ classification.
$161,510 (USA) (21 October 2018)
$8,803,865 (USA) (14 March 2019)