Revolutionary director and filmmaker Lynn Shelton have reportedly died at 54. The news comes as a shock as she was seemingly normal and had no major complications prior to her falling ill.
Her long time partner and comedian Marc Maron released an official statement saying, “I have some awful news. Lynn passed away last night. She collapsed yesterday morning after having been ill for a week. There was a previously unknown, underlying condition. It was not COVID-19. The doctors could not save her. They tried. Hard.”
The director who established herself in Hollywood with indie films was one of its kind. She did not believe in making big-budget films. According to her, big movies might have the money and the glamour but it lacked creative freedom. There was no experimentation as you had to be answerable to a lot of people.
She, first debuted in the movie-making business with “We go way back” – the plot of which revolves around a girl who is in constant turmoil with her 13-year old past self.
The movie won several accolades including awards at Slamdance.
She followed it up with a handful of movies over the next few years.
Her fourth movie “Humpday” which was released in 2009, received widespread acclamation. The plot seemingly controversial, with two straight men wanting to make a gay pornographic movie, was funny, to say the least.
Other projects that she had contributed in, include Laggies, Outside In and the more recently released “Sword of Trust.”
The director had seemingly also been approached for Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Black Widow.
The loss is heartbreaking and the director will always be remembered for her work.
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