Julia Sweeney explains why the label “one-woman show” is a perfect way to describe Letting Go of God. Unlike her previous projects which had corporate backers and some creative input from other people, her show about atheism is hers all the way — right down to shipping the CDs and DVDs to Amazon warehouses.
I moved last year and got to know the folks at my post office. I did absolutely no advertising and no publicity for Letting Go of God over this last year. None. And I would sell somewhere between 100 and 200 DVDs a month through Amazon. I still like taking the boxes to the post office, I still like packing the boxes. I still like touching each DVD with my own hands before it goes off into the world.
It’s really a nice piece that makes you like Julia even more than before 🙂
You can purchase the DVD here, by the way.
You can also now read about Julia’s adventures visiting the Amazon warehouses to drop off her products. Hilarious.
On a side note, I was surprised to read this: Julia needed to purchase “insurance against people like Deepak suing me for defamation.” (In the show, she remarks that Chopra is “full of shit.”)
Then there was this last year, getting the movie ready to show on cable… There are all these things that have to be done, like getting closed captioning, and insurance against people like Deepak suing me for defamation (it’s so ridiculous, public figures are explicitly open to being parodied or made the butt of jokes — I mean I worked on SNL so I know this, it was discussed constantly — but still I had to get insurance just for a nuisance law suit!)
I did not know that type of insurance even existed… it just sounds like something that would backfire again the “defamation victim.” To sue over what someone said about you would bring even more attention to what they said… and since it happens to be true in this case, all the worse for Chopra, no?