Episode 103: ‘Black Widow’ with ’10 Things I Hate About You’ & ‘Legally Blonde’ Screenwriter Kiwi Smith

Episode 103

24th October 2019

Screenwriter Kiwi Smith (10 Things I Hate About You, Legally Blonde) is on the show to talk about Bob Rafelson’s 1987 neo-noir, Black Widow.

Episode notes

Film still from 'Black Widow.' Theresa Russell smoking a cigarette.

Black Widow

We have royalty on this week’s episode. We are graced by the presence of Kiwi Smith, writer of 10 Things I Hate About You, Legally Blonde, She’s the Man, The House Bunny, and so many more. She’s on the show to talk about a VERY different film from her own work – Bob Rafelson’s 1987 neo-noir, Black Widow. Kiwi gushes over the obsessive relationship between Debra Winger and Theresa Russell’s characters. She discusses having to change the ending of Legally Blonde several times. And she talks about how she physically mailed pages to her writing partner during the writing of 10 Things I Hate About You.

Watch Kiwi’s show, Trinkets, streaming on Netflix now.

And if you haven’t seen Black Widow, you simply must!

With April Wolfe and Kiwi Smith.

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Produced by Casey O’Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

In this episode...


  • Kiwi Smith

About the show

Switchblade Sisters is a podcast providing deep cuts on genre flicks from a female perspective. Every week, screenwriter and former film critic April Wolfe sits down with a phenomenal female film-maker to slice-and-dice a classic genre movie – horror, exploitation, sci-fi and many others! Along the way, they cover craft, the state of the industry, how films get made, and more. Mothers, lock up your sons, the Switchblade Sisters are coming!

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