“Lady Bird,” which was written and directed by Sacramento native Greta Gerwig, won awards for Best Comedy and Best Actress last night at the Golden Globes. The movie, which is based on Sacramento teen’s coming of age in her last days of high school and intense relationship with her mother, beat out the popular films “Get Out,” “I, Tonya” and “The Greatest Showman.” In her acceptance speech, Gerwig was visibly excited and even gave a shout out to Sacramento!
“Lady Bird” showcased some iconic elements of Sacramento like the Fabulous 40s, Crest Theatre, Tower Bridge and Midtown. In a previous interview with the Sacramento Bee she said, “I wanted to make a love letter to Sacramento as seen through the eyes of someone who can’t appreciate how beautiful it is until she’s going away to someplace else. That’s very true of 17-year-olds. You don’t realize how beautiful a place is until you step away.”
How true that is!