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Judy Blume: ‘You cannot write with a censor on your shoulder’

Last night, Judy Blume and her son Lawrence Blume appeared in New York City at a special promotional event for the film Tiger Eyes. Attendees watched the film and joined a Q&A session with both Blumes.

One audience member asked Judy how she dealt with the controversy and library challenges that followed her work.

Judy replied with some important writing advice: “You cannot write with a censor on your shoulder … I was a fearful kid and for some crazy reason, a pretty fearless writer.”

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‘Tiger Eyes’ Official Trailer Released

An official trailer for the Tiger Eyes film adaptation has been released. The trailer includes a first look at Willa Holland as Davey and Tatanka Means as Wolf.

We’ve embedded the video above–what do you think?

According to The Hollywood ReporterTiger Eyes will be the first time a Judy Blume title has been adapted into a feature film. Lawrence Blume, Judy’s son, directed this project. He worked on writing the screenplay with his mother.

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Judy Blume Writes Tiger Eyes Script; Her Son Will Direct

Children’s author Judy Blume has written a script for Tiger Eyes, turning her YA novel into a feature film. Her son Lawrence co-wrote the screenplay and will direct the film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tiger Eyes will be the first time a Blume title has been adapted into a feature film. Several of her books have been adapted as television movies or weekend specials. Blume’s production company, Tashmoo Productions, will unite with Amber Entertainment to produce the film. It will be shot in New Mexico with a tentative release date set for 2011.

Tiger Eyes was first released in 1981. During the writing process, Blume made the decision (upon her editor’s recommendation) to censor herself by removing a highly sexual scene because she didn’t want it to distract readers from picking up the book and enjoying the overall story. Lawrence Blume directed the ABC Weekend Special, Otherwise Known as Shelia the Great in 1991. This was based on his mother’s 1972 book.