Victoria Foyt

Victoria Foyt is an American author, novelist, screenwriter and actress, best known for her books The Virtual Life of Lexie Diamond and Save the Pearls: Revealing Eden. Foyt has written articles for magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, O at Home, and Film & Video.

Biography

Foyt married Henry Jaglom in 1991 and divorced him in 2013. They met after Jaglom viewed a postcard promoting a play Foyt was performing in.[1] She currently lives in Santa Monica, California with her two children.

In 2012 Foyt founded the publishing company Sand Dollar Press in order to promote her series Save the Pearls.

Film career

Foyt co-wrote and starred in four feature films, all of which have been directed by Jaglom.[2] The pair first worked together in 1994's Babyfever[3] and filmed Déjà Vu in 1997, which was partially inspired by how Jaglom and Foyt met.[4][5]

Foyt wrote and directed the short film The Sweet Spot, which starred Jennifer Grant and Carl Weathers. The Sweet Spot was shown in several film festivals, including PBS on Hollywood: Fine Cut, the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, the Hawaii Film Festival, and the Newport Beach Film Festival. In 2005 she starred in Jaglom's Going Shopping, which was praised by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.[6]

Save the Pearls criticism

Foyt received criticism for her self-published novel Save the Pearls: Revealing Eden, a dystopian novel in which people of African descent are the "ruling class".[7] Reviewers of an early excerpt described elements of the novel as racist, including the use of the term "coal" as a racial slur, and a promotional video for the book which included the use of blackface.[8] The science fiction and fantasy magazine Weird Tales announced that it would publish an excerpt from the novel in one of its first issues under new ownership, but after readers threatened a boycott, the planned publication was cancelled.[9][10] Foyt responded to the criticism by stating that she had not intended the book's contents or advertising to be racist, and that her intention was to write a novel addressing the issue of global warming.[11]

Awards

  • Eric Hoffer Award for Young Adult Category (2012, Revealing Eden)
  • Los Angeles Book Festival runner-up (2012, Revealing Eden)

Filmography

Bibliography

Novels

  • The Virtual Life of Lexie Diamond, (2007)[12]

Save the Pearls

  1. Revealing Eden (2012)
  2. Adapting Eden (2013)

Magazine articles

  • O at Home
  • Harper's Bazaar
  • Film & Video

References

  1. ^ Robert Levine, "Jaglom's 'Babyfever' Looks at Real Life : Movies: The director co-wrote the film with his wife, who also stars in the film as an Angst- filled woman who hears her biological clock ticking." Los Angeles Times, April 25, 1994.
  2. ^ Carr, James (May 6, 1994). "Humor makes `Babyfever' endearing". Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  3. ^ Maslin (May 4, 1994). "Review: Babyfever". New York Times. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  4. ^ Jeff Strickler, "`Deja Vu' is, in a word, forgettable; Director Jaglom wrote semiautobiographical story with wife." Star Tribune, July 3, 1998  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  5. ^ Mills, Michael (May 6, 1994). "ACTRESS KNOWS THE TRUE MEANING OF `BABYFEVER'". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  6. ^ Kelly, Laura (Nov 23, 2005). "YOU MAY NEED A MALL FIX AFTER THIS". South Florida Sun - Sentinel. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  7. ^ Young adult novel sparks controversy over racism Daily Dot
  8. ^ The Problem with Awarding Victoria Foyt’s Save the Pearls Clutch Magazine
  9. ^ Fox, Rose. "Weird Tales Goes Back in Time". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  10. ^ Flood, Allison (21 August 2012). "Racism row over SF novel about black 'Coals' and white 'Pearls'". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  11. ^ Author of controversial 'Revealing Eden' hits back at critics CTV News
  12. ^ Spisak, April (2007). "The Virtual Life of Lexie Diamond (Review)". Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. 60 (10): 414–415. doi:10.1353/bcc.2007.0389. Retrieved 9 April 2013.

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Blackface

Blackface is a form of theatrical make-up used predominantly by non-black performers to represent a caricature of a black person. The practice gained popularity during the 19th century and contributed to the spread of racial stereotypes such as the "happy-go-lucky darky on the plantation" or the "dandified coon". By the middle of the century, blackface minstrel shows had become a distinctive American artform, translating formal works such as opera into popular terms for a general audience. Early in the 20th century, blackface branched off from the minstrel show and became a form in its own right. In the United States, blackface had largely fallen out of favor by the turn of the 21st century, and is now generally considered highly offensive and disrespectful, though the practice continues in other countries.

Déjà Vu (1997 film)

Déjà Vu is a 1997 American dramatic romance film directed by Henry Jaglom. It stars Stephen Dillane, Victoria Foyt, and Vanessa Redgrave. It premiered at the American Film Institute Festival on 25 October 1997 and was released theatrically on 22 April 1998.

Foyt

Foyt may refer to:

A. J. Foyt (born 1935), retired American automobile racing driver

Larry Foyt (born 1977), semi-retired NASCAR and IndyCar driver

Victoria Foyt, American author, novelist, screenwriter and actress

A. J. Foyt IV (born 1984), American race car driver

Going Shopping

Going Shopping is a 2005 American romance film directed by Henry Jaglom and stars Victoria Foyt, Rob Morrow and Lee Grant (in her last film role as of 2018).

Henry Jaglom

Henry David Jaglom (born January 26, 1938) is an American actor, film director and playwright.

Last Summer in the Hamptons

Last Summer in the Hamptons is a 1995 ensemble comedy-drama film directed by Henry Jaglom and released by Rainbow Releasing and Live Entertainment.

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