Alicia “Plum” Kettle. Rachel Goldberg. Camille Preaker … These are some of the women whose stories Marti Noxon wanted to share with the world, so she brought them to life in Dietland, UnREAL, and Sharp Objects. By showing their flaws, their vulnerabilities, their anger and their determination, Noxon has jumped head first into their inner thoughts to have women’s collective voices heard through her sharply penned characters.
Noxon is one of the most prolific writer-producers in television today. Over the course of her impressive 20 year career, Noxon has worked on some of the most beloved and critically acclaimed series of the past two decades, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mad Men, Grey’s Anatomy, Brothers & Sisters, and Glee. And, as if that wasn’t already an impressive resume, her most recent credits as a creator include HBO’s high-profile hit Sharp Objects, AMC’s critically acclaimed Dietland, Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, and the Peabody Award winning UnREAL for Lifetime.
In 2017, she made her directorial debut with the powerful and deeply personal To The Bone, for which she also wrote the screenplay. Loosely based on her own experiences with eating disorders, the film premiered in competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and is currently available on Netflix.
Noxon will be delivering a 2019 SXSW Film Keynote. Recently, she answered some questions about her diverse experiences with film and television as well as her influences.