JUDY BLUME FOREVER is a delightful and informative documentary that chronicles the life of best-selling children’s author Judy Blume. It showcases memorable passages from her books and life, clips, and interviews from her family, friends, and several famous authors. It shares the impact Judy’s writing had on their perspectives and careers. 

Judy Blume took years to find her powerful, creative, honest writing voice. She was not an overnight success story, but in the end, she has sold more than eighty million books. She persevered through the early death of her father, war, failed marriages, censorship, and book banning. She wrote about the unspeakable. Writing gave Judy a sense of who she was, and it changed everything. 

It was great fun learning the back stories behind her characters. There were fascinating conversations with Lena Dunham, Anna Konkle, Samantha Bee, and Molly Ringwald. They also highlighted comments from several of her fans, who are now all grown up but used to write Judy letters when they were tweens. Tremendous insight. It was perfect hearing her talk about all those who have written and poured their hearts out to her. 

This film also went into her adult writing years. These books were sexually explicit in content. She was told she should use a nom de plume, but Judy wanted the public to know all of her. She was never ashamed or embarrassed. 

JUDY BLUME FOREVER was a great companion to her current movie in theaters everywhere. (ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT’S ME, MARGARET) The film is an enlightening gift for people of all ages. Judy Blume helps people be seen when they believe they are unseeable. At 85, she is as lively and caring as ever. Her exuberance is bubbly and contagious. Viewers will laugh and cry as they share priceless moments with this prolific author. It is worth your time and attention. 

JUDY BLUME FOREVER is available to stream on AMAZON PRIME.

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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