How director Zelda Williams stitched together ‘Lisa Frankenstein’

Love will make you do some crazy things and Lisa Frankenstein is a “coming of rage story” that proves it. Set in the 1989, Lisa Frankenstein follows teen outcast Lisa Swallows (Kathryn Newton) who resurrects a corpse called the Creature (Cole Sprouse) and strives to turn him into her dream boy by stealing different body parts. With Diablo Cody penning the script, all that was needed was a director.

Enter Zelda Williams.

Williams, whose famous father is Oscar winner Robin Williams, is no stranger to showbiz. Williams has been acting since the ’90s, but got her start in directing with music videos, specifically with directing R&B/pop star JoJo’s visual for “Save My Soul.” Fast forward and she’s making her feature-length debut with Lisa Frankenstein.

INTO spoke with Williams about how queer Lisa Frankenstein is, how she snagged JoJo to sing for the film, and why gays love an evil stepmother character.

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