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Over the course of her acting career, Eliza Dushku has slayed vampires and overcome some of the most cutthroat cheerleaders to ever wave a pompom. But when I connected with her one recent evening, the Watertown native was staring down a far more terrifying adversary: a mountain of homework. And it wasn’t merely prep for her next role. The 38-year-old actor/producer/activist is busy grinding it out as a real-life undergraduate on her way to earning a degree in holistic psychology from Lesley University. As if that wasn’t enough, she’s also produced Mapplethorpe, a provocative biopic of controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, which is sure to cause a stir when it premieres at Kendall Square Cinema this month.

It’s been about a 15-year journey. My brother—I sort of tripped and fell into the business through electricity production in india him—had gone to NYU and studied acting, and we were starting to think about producing projects together. While he was in New York, he met a screenwriter named Bruce Goodrich who handed him the original script for Mapplethorpe, and we were just moved by what an important figure and artist he was and is today. And we were surprised gas vs electric heat by how much the mainstream didn’t seem to know about Mapplethorpe or his work—and all the issues of censorship and First Amendment rights surrounding it. We just knew we had to tell his story.

Yes, and to be honest, it was a gnarly journey. I remember hearing about Salma Hayek trying to get the movie Frida made, and it took her something like 12 years. And I remember thinking, Twelve years—who would ever do that? But lo and behold. When we started, we were two young producers, and we sort of went down every alley you can imagine. We went to the Sundance labs, we went to writing and directing labs, we had various stars cast at different points. We partnered with director Ondi Timoner, a two-time Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner for her documentaries, and she started to rework the script. And finally, after many years, we were able to attach Matt Smith, but we were still on the verge of losing the rights to the project.

As an arts movie with controversial content, we were having a hard time financing the movie and we had sort of hit up everyone gas bubble in eye in L.A. I came back to Boston for personal reasons and to go back to school, but I wasn’t going to walk away from the project. Mapplethorpe had passed away in Boston when he was undergoing treatment for AIDS, and I just felt like the film needed to come full circle and that I was going to fund the movie here. And that’s when we met [my future husband, Peter Palandjian] and some other Boston folks who really put their money where their mouth was. And now we have distribution in theaters starting in March.

It’s entirely relevant right now, and maybe more so than ever, given what we’re facing with the current administration and this sort of cultural divide our country is wrestling with. I think it’s horrifying to a lot of people because we came so far and now it feels like we’re going backward. And that’s alarming, especially to so many artists and members of the LGBTQ community. And so now more than ever, we have to fight. We have electricity word search j farkas answers to fight for the freedom of the press. We have to fight for freedom of expression and art.

I think the loudest people I wanted to shut up were the voices in my own head. Growing up in Boston and growing up with my mom, who was a professor, it’s just a different culture around education than a lot of other places. And I always felt like I wanted to learn something that I could use to help other people, so I’m studying holistic psychology.

Oh my gosh, yes. I’ve been staring at my computer screen for the past three days trying to put together this portfolio for one of my classes. I’ve written electricity load profile more papers than I ever thought possible, but I’ve got to say that I freakin’ love it. And don’t get me wrong—there are amazing things about being an actor and doing red carpets and getting to go on Jimmy Kimmel, but this stuff gets me going.

Within days of someone suggesting it, we went to visit, and as soon as we walked into the courtyard we knew it was the place. And the second part of our wedding was that we walked out of the doors of the library and jumped into the Boston Bike Party with all of our guests and hundreds of strangers and rode through the streets. It was freakin’ epic. And then we went electricity distribution map to the Barking Crab and had lobsters and really good seafood and danced all night. It doesn’t get any better.

It’s always a little bit taboo to say these things because there’s a lot of secrets in Hollywood in terms of who gets offered what. But yeah—there was a role I was offered that was actually a Boston-based story that I loved. But I was really concerned about them getting Boston right. And they ended up wanting to shoot it in a completely different city and I just couldn’t do it there.

Yeah, I kind of think so. Just as a viewer, you know as well as I do that that’s still sort of the rap. But I will say there’s so much great content out there that there have been a lot of great Boston stories that have come out and highlighted more than just the stereotypes. And I think there’s more to do, but the gas chamber truth is that it’s so hard to re-create a Boston neighborhood if you don’t have the people. It’s a hard town to fake—if you’re not going to shoot here, you’re not going to get the authentic Boston experience. Which is why one of my wishes is to get more of the film business here.

To be honest, I wasn’t even prepared to do that. A couple of friends had invited to me come check [the summit] out. And they had asked me to speak a few minutes before it started, and I spent the first hour and a half watching these thousands of students and everyone else in the room trying to understand this epidemic of people dying. And adults don’t necessarily know what to say to kids to try to create change—nobody really knows what to do. I guess I just felt gas gangrene responsible to try something. And in my experience, part of my own recovery came from hearing other people who were honest about their own recovery. At 38 years old, you just start to realize that you’re as sick as your secrets and you need to tell the truth about yourself.

Yeah, it can cause a bit of a panic attack. And to be honest, in the past couple of years, I’ve been on social media so much less because of that. I remember a therapist once saying to me that reading your reviews and what people say about you on Twitter is like putting a loaded gun to your head. And it’s just human nature that a thousand people could say you’re great and there’s one person that just drills into you, and that’s all you can focus on. And today with the trolls and the fake bots, it’s just too much.

I mean, being married is a big deal. I didn’t see that coming, but I’m pretty psyched about it. Finishing my bachelor’s degree is at the top of my list, and I’m getting there. I’m excited to start meeting a lot of people in the Boston community. We have some of the best minds in the world coming out of here, and I’m excited to be working with my peers here. And I’m excited to hopefully see some political change npower electricity bill, which is high on my priority list.