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A Gilda Radner Documentary? Don’t Mind If We Do!

While the late, great Gilda Radner was famously in love with the also late, also very great Gene Wilder, that hardly stops her from being a queer icon. The Saturday Night Live icon redefined sketch comedy eons before we started having those tired “are women funny?” conversations on Twitter. Thankfully, Gilda Radner’s story is finally coming to life in a new documentary set to premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Lisa D’Apolito’s “Love, Gilda” will explore the iconic comedian’s life through her own words, using diaries and audio recordings, along with tons of special guests.

Per the press release:

“In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends, rare home movies and diaries read by modern-day comediennes inspired by Gilda (Melissa McCarthy, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader and Cecily Strong), LOVE, GILDA offers a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story.”

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