R | | Biography, Comedy, Crime
When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.
According to Richard E. Grant, when the project was first in development, Sam Rockwell and Chris O'Dowd were originally cast in the role he plays.
I'm writing a book about Fanny Brice.
Jack Hock: Who's Fanny Brice?
Lee Israel: Are you sure you're a fag?
A couple of times we see the characters sitting in a bar, while a snowstorm is obviously occurring outside, but when they walk outside, there isn't any snow on the ground at all.
Closing credits appear onscreen as if typewritten.
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.
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