@jennkaytin - Jennifer Kaytin Robinson

Writer/Director of #someonegreat on @netflix. Creator of #sweetvicious .

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A Black Mirror episode where a girl uses the tv head filter only to get stuck inside the filter after attempting to take the perfect selfie. Locked inside, she’s only able to experience life through the looking glass of the filter, forced to endure the vapidness of the Instagram users who use it. Related, the weed I got the other day is pretty good.
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A Black Mirror episode where a girl uses the tv head filter only to get stuck inside the filter after attempting to take the perfect selfie. Locked inside, she’s only able to experience life through the looking glass of the filter, forced to endure t

our ‘ship name would be jizzo :/
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our ‘ship name would be jizzo :/

I’ve named this piece - Woman has panic attack in bathroom after earthquake at Shawn Mendes, contemplates mortality/takes mirror selfie*. (*Contemplating mortality and taking mirror selfies are the same level of devastating)
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I’ve named this piece - Woman has panic attack in bathroom after earthquake at Shawn Mendes, contemplates mortality/takes mirror selfie*. (*Contemplating mortality and taking mirror selfies are the same level of devastating)

I love everyone who watched Someone Great but especially this person who watched it at the edge of the fucking . : @choots7
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I love everyone who watched Someone Great but especially this person who watched it at the edge of the fucking . : @choots7

eternally me
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eternally me

Last night was a god damn dream! I’ve never been in a room with so many powerful women, I am REBORN. I even got a picture with my new best friend Amy Poehler. Please swipe to see Amy and I, close personal friends, enjoying the #WiFGala together. Because we are friends. Thank you @womeninfilmla for having me. Thank you @maxmara for this killer jumpsuit. 
Styling: @kevinmichaelericson 
Makeup: @nicolewalmsley 
Hair: @drtn
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Last night was a god damn dream! I’ve never been in a room with so many powerful women, I am REBORN. I even got a picture with my new best friend Amy Poehler. Please swipe to see Amy and I, close personal friends, enjoying the #wifgala together. Beca

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@issarae shut it the fuck down at the #WIFGala. She decided to accept the inaugural Emerging Entrepreneur in Entertainment like her favorite hip hop artists would, without humility. She’s a genius. She deserves everything. Bye.
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@issarae shut it the fuck down at the #wifgala . She decided to accept the inaugural Emerging Entrepreneur in Entertainment like her favorite hip hop artists would, without humility. She’s a genius. She deserves everything. Bye.

Women in Film x InStyle x MaxMara
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Women in Film x InStyle x MaxMara

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DISCLAIMER: this story won’t be for everyone, but here it goes. This is a picture of me when I was 22. When I was 22 I stayed out late and I ate like shit and I had multiple jobs and I drank without feeling hungover. When I was 22 I had dreams of making tv shows and movies. When I was 22 I also had an abortion. I woke up at 6am one morning and felt...weird. I wasn’t late, but I knew something was wrong. I spent the next couple days praying my period would come. It didn’t. At 2am on a weeknight I shakily put on my Ugg boots (I was 22) and drove myself to Rite Aid. Heart racing, I handed the First Response Pregnancy Test to the older woman who was ringing me up. The fluorescent light of the store burned my already tired, bloodshot eyes. I didn’t look like a woman who was hoping for a plus sign, but the cashier wished me good luck with a smile. After what can only be described as an excruciating two minutes I looked down to find +. Fuck. FUCK FUCK FUCK SHIT FUCK. Fuck. I was 22 and I was pregnant and I had dreams! I wasn’t ready. It took me less than one second to decide I wanted to have an abortion. This was *my* version of *my* choice for *my* body. I went to a clinic in a building off Wilshire, a building I actually pass quite often on my way to meetings now. The woman there was kind and told me my options. I chose to have a medical abortion, which means I took pills that would induce a miscarriage. I could do this at home, in my own bed, in my own bathroom. It was, and I do not mean this hyperbolically, the worst 8 hours of pain I’ve ever felt. This story is in the top .001% of the best version of how this can all go and it was still a nightmare. Missouri, a place where abortion is legal, is now forcing women who seek abortion to submit to mandatory vaginal examinations. A woman’s body belongs to her. Not the state, not the country, not the governor of Alabama or a pro-life activist who thinks abortion is murder. Everyone is entitled to believe what they want, but that does not mean they are allowed to enslave women in their own bodies. Do everything you can to stop this. Please. I can’t believe we still have to scream WOMEN’S RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS. ️
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DISCLAIMER: this story won’t be for everyone, but here it goes. This is a picture of me when I was 22. When I was 22 I stayed out late and I ate like shit and I had multiple jobs and I drank without feeling hungover. When I was 22 I had dreams of mak

This is Jen and Jen. Nine years ago they took me to a dance party immediately after getting my heart broken. Someone Great isn’t about the dudes who , it’s a love letter to all the best friends who look at you after and say, “do you want...molly?” I love them so much.
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This is Jen and Jen. Nine years ago they took me to a dance party immediately after getting my heart broken. Someone Great isn’t about the dudes who , it’s a love letter to all the best friends who look at you after and say, “do you want...molly?” I

A little something on  and ️. Someone Great Director’s commentary link in my bio. @netflix @netflixfilm
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A little something on and ️. Someone Great Director’s commentary link in my bio. @netflix @netflixfilm

tfw @lizzobeeating’s Truth Hurts goes GOLD and enters the top 40 in the same week!!! Thank you to everyone streaming Someone Great, we love y’all so damn much. Congrats to  Lizzo on this massive accomplishment!!!!
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tfw @lizzobeeating ’s Truth Hurts goes GOLD and enters the top 40 in the same week!!! Thank you to everyone streaming Someone Great, we love y’all so damn much. Congrats to Lizzo on this massive accomplishment!!!!

 it was all a dream  #femalefilmmakerfriday
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it was all a dream #femalefilmmakerfriday

So this happened.... @taylorswift @theellenshow #SomeoneGreat
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So this happened.... @taylorswift @theellenshow #someonegreat

I’ll just leave this here for anyone that needs it...
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I’ll just leave this here for anyone that needs it...

 @latimes
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@latimes

Was profiled for @thecut by one of my favorite writers @babymeatballs . Things talked about include but are not limited to: female rage, burritos, John Mayer, my boobs getting too big to convincingly play a tween, sadness, more sadness, and Someone Great. Link in bio. 
Photography: @austinhargrave 
Makeup: @kirinstagram 
Hair: @drtn 
Styling: @kevinmichaelericson
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Was profiled for @thecut by one of my favorite writers @babymeatballs . Things talked about include but are not limited to: female rage, burritos, John Mayer, my boobs getting too big to convincingly play a tween, sadness, more sadness, and Someone G

Still processing the fact that I was in a room with and saw @oprah speak yesterday. Thank you @hollywoodreporter for including me at your inaugural #Empowerment gala. It was an electric room. Change is coming! (Had a mild panic attack when deciding which picture to post so here are three of me and one of Oprah. Love and light.)
Makeup: @katiedanza 
Hair: @lightaaron 
Styling: @kevinmichaelericson
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Still processing the fact that I was in a room with and saw @oprah speak yesterday. Thank you @hollywoodreporter for including me at your inaugural #empowerment gala. It was an electric room. Change is coming! (Had a mild panic attack when deciding w

By women. About women. For women. #femalefilmmakerfriday
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By women. About women. For women. #femalefilmmakerfriday

First pic was taken at our first brunch in March 2018. Second was taken this weekend. These women are my sisters. Thank you for loving #SomeoneGreat. Sorry we made everyone cry!
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First pic was taken at our first brunch in March 2018. Second was taken this weekend. These women are my sisters. Thank you for loving #someonegreat . Sorry we made everyone cry!

Serving you brows and hands and hair. Portrait by @dandoperalski for @wwd 
Hair: @lightaaron 
Makeup: @nicolewalmsley 
Styling: @kevinmichaelericson
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Serving you brows and hands and hair. Portrait by @dandoperalski for @wwd Hair: @lightaaron Makeup: @nicolewalmsley Styling: @kevinmichaelericson

Last night was a dream. Thank you to everyone who was there to celebrate this film and to all the people who have seen, loved, and supported it. #SomeoneGreat drops TONIGHT at midnight PST world fucking wide on @netflix!!!! ️🥳
Makeup: @kirinstagram 
Styling: @kevinmichaelericson
Hair: @drtn
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Last night was a dream. Thank you to everyone who was there to celebrate this film and to all the people who have seen, loved, and supported it. #someonegreat drops TONIGHT at midnight PST world fucking wide on @netflix !!!! ️🥳 Makeup: @kirinstagram

️ forever ️
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️ forever ️

There are songs that cut into your core. They linger inside your stomach, they stick to your ribs, they ricochet around your heart. I knew I wanted to make a movie about relationships, about love, but mostly - about loss. Being sad anywhere can be great, but being sad in New York City is really something special. I was 22 the first time I got dumped in New York City. I don't remember exactly what was said other than he decided our relationship was over and felt the best time to deliver this news was on the eve of my 22nd birthday. I took one last look at his bedroom, a place I've never visited since, and made my way back out into the sharp, frosty April night. Hands shaking, I procured the only two things that mattered from my purse - iPod Touch (it was 2010) and headphones. I turned on a song. “I wish that we could talk about it, but there that's the problem... When I sat down to write this movie I stared at the title page for a while and then, like it was involuntary, my fingers started typing a title. Someone Great. The song that was there on the walk after the break up that sparked the idea that turned into the script that became this film. #SomeoneGreat
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There are songs that cut into your core. They linger inside your stomach, they stick to your ribs, they ricochet around your heart. I knew I wanted to make a movie about relationships, about love, but mostly - about loss. Being sad anywhere can be gr

A director prepares... #SomeoneGreat hits @netflix in 5 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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A director prepares... #someonegreat hits @netflix in 5 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jules & Ophelia 4ever ️
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Jules & Ophelia 4ever ️

Creating the world of #SomeoneGreat with so many incredible women was (is!) one of the greatest joy of my life. @autumneakin shot the shit out of this film. She is a cinematography goddess, each frame it’s own little masterpiece. This movie is for and about women, and it wouldn’t jump off the screen the way it does had it not been made by women too. I am so proud of what we accomplished together and can’t wait for the everyone to see this film on April 19th. #femalefilmmakerfriday ️
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Creating the world of #someonegreat with so many incredible women was (is!) one of the greatest joy of my life. @autumneakin shot the shit out of this film. She is a cinematography goddess, each frame it’s own little masterpiece. This movie is for an

Not pictured: buckets of anxiety and my emotional support deodorant. #SomeoneGreat drops in 19 DAYS.
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Not pictured: buckets of anxiety and my emotional support deodorant. #someonegreat drops in 19 DAYS.

THESE WOMEN!!!!!!!!!!!! *shakes tiny fist at the sky because holy shit how did I get so lucky to work with three actual goddesses* #SomeoneGreat
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THESE WOMEN!!!!!!!!!!!! *shakes tiny fist at the sky because holy shit how did I get so lucky to work with three actual goddesses* #someonegreat

Brooklyn. Spring ‘18.
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Brooklyn. Spring ‘18.

There is a certain type of magic in New York City. A vibrating, romantic energy that makes people feel alive and creative and brimming with possibility. There are also rats who will cough at you and pigeons with boundary issues, but for the purposes of this story let’s focus on the good. New York! It was the only place I could imagine setting Someone Great. The film is like a map of my twenties, a time capsule of the New York that I love (and sometimes hate). The romance between Jenny and Nate had to feel as big as the city they loved in. Every great New York romance needs it’s spot- that place in the city that will forever feel entwined with these characters- that spot in Someone Great is Washington Square Park. This picture was taken on one of the final nights of shooting. I won’t spoil what’s happening, but I will say at the top of this scene there’s a wide shot of Gina sitting at the edge of the fountain in the center of the park, the glowing arch behind her. It’s one of my favorite shots in the whole movie. It tugs at your heart and whispers, “this one is for New York”. ️ May 11th, 2018. Washington Square Park. NYC. DP: @autumneakin 
#someonegreat #femalefilmmakerfriday
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There is a certain type of magic in New York City. A vibrating, romantic energy that makes people feel alive and creative and brimming with possibility. There are also rats who will cough at you and pigeons with boundary issues, but for the purposes

Charlie’s Angels but make it #SomeoneGreat.
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Charlie’s Angels but make it #someonegreat .

Happy #internationalwomensday to all the witches and bitches out there. May we take this day to reflect on how far we’ve come and how much further we have to go. And a gentle reminder, if your feminism is not intersectional - CORRECT THAT SHIT.
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Happy #internationalwomensday to all the witches and bitches out there. May we take this day to reflect on how far we’ve come and how much further we have to go. And a gentle reminder, if your feminism is not intersectional - CORRECT THAT SHIT.

I always wanted to see a romantic comedy where a woman chooses herself. So I made one. Shout out to all the amazing women that brought this film to life both in front of and behind the camera. #SomeoneGreat @netflix April 19th FULL TRAILER IN BIO ️
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I always wanted to see a romantic comedy where a woman chooses herself. So I made one. Shout out to all the amazing women that brought this film to life both in front of and behind the camera. #someonegreat @netflix April 19th FULL TRAILER IN BIO ️

Your new favorite @netflix movie. #SomeoneGreat starring @hereisgina @brittanysnow @dewandawise and @lakeithstanfield3 hits the algorithm on April 19th! Trailer in bio ️
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Your new favorite @netflix movie. #someonegreat starring @hereisgina @brittanysnow @dewandawise and @lakeithstanfield3 hits the algorithm on April 19th! Trailer in bio ️

When I was in my early 20’s I worked for a PR company that did gifting suites. It was my job to walk celebrities around these suites and hold their free swag and stuff. For the most part I was invisible- a human shopping cart. Except to Pamela Adlon. When she walked into the suite I started sweating- I was (still am) a very big fan. I swooped in to be her human shopping cart, but she wasn’t gonna have any of that bullshit. She asked me about myself, she joked with me and included me in her experience. The next year I was there again, and so was Pamela. She immediately remembered me. She updated me on her life and asked me about mine. She seemed genuinely excited to see me. She encouraged me to be a writer- she laughed at my jokes! She was warm and genuine and made me feel like I actually had a shot doing the thing I wanted to do more than anything. I think about these two interactions I had with her often. @betterthingsfx is one of my favorite shows. It is raw and real and criminally funny. It’s the kind of show that hits you in your guts. This woman created the show, writes the show, directs the show, and produces the show. They say don’t meet your heroes- that’s crap. Just don’t have a shitty hero. Have @pamelaadlon. Better Things season 3 is airing now on FX.
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When I was in my early 20’s I worked for a PR company that did gifting suites. It was my job to walk celebrities around these suites and hold their free swag and stuff. For the most part I was invisible- a human shopping cart. Except to Pamela Adlon.

Their help is needed. #SweetVicious COMIC coming 2019 for @blackmaskstudiosla. Art by @skyepatridge #believesurvivors
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Their help is needed. #sweetvicious COMIC coming 2019 for @blackmaskstudiosla. Art by @skyepatridge #believesurvivors

Thinking of all survivors today but especially those I have had the great pleasure of meeting, hugging, talking with and sharing with. My heart is with you. I will always believe you. #ibelievechristineblaseyford ️
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Thinking of all survivors today but especially those I have had the great pleasure of meeting, hugging, talking with and sharing with. My heart is with you. I will always believe you. #ibelievechristineblaseyford

#Repost @together.rising with @get_repost
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Here’s what the executive order does and doesn’t do: The executive order stops the new bleeding. But it does not address the blood on their hands.
The president has just signed an executive order reversing his own policy of mass family separation at the border.
This executive order was signed because OF YOU. This administration took a bet that America had no more unifying non-negotiables – that there was nothing we wouldn’t tolerate – that we wouldn’t care enough to keep fighting. They lost that bet. We cared enough. When it came to the babies we, the people, came together and said: NOT THIS.
We need to take a moment to acknowledge your victory.
Okay that moment is over. Because this remains a national crisis and atrocity.
This order does not change the President’s zero-tolerance regime. Every unauthorized border crossing (even those who may be seeking asylum legally) will continue to be treated as a federal crime. Families may be detained by (in for-profit facilities) indefinitely while the adults face federal prosecution.
IT DOES NOTHING WITH RESPECT TO THE THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN ALREADY FORCIBLY REMOVED FROM THEIR FAMILIES through this barbaric policy. NOTHING ABOUT THEM. We have learned today that children have been flown all over the country – hundreds of miles from their parents, and authorities have said there is a high probability that many will never be reunited. We learned today that several of the FOR-PROFIT companies that house unaccompanied children have histories of sexual misconduct and other abuse.
ORPHANED & ABUSED BY OUR GOVERNMENT.
TOGETHER RISING WILL NOT REST UNTIL THESE CHILDREN ARE BACK IN THEIR PARENTS’ ARMS.
We will not forget about these thousands of terrified children. We will reunify these families.
Every boots on the ground organization with which are in daily contact tells us this: These babies need advocates to help get them reunified with their families. We are going to keep HELPING THE HELPERS. We are going to lock arms with these organizations and keep walking with then until the babies are returned.
We will do this together. Please give at the link in our bio 
G & @together.rising
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#repost @together.rising with @get_repost ・・・ Here’s what the executive order does and doesn’t do: The executive order stops the new bleeding. But it does not address the blood on their hands. The president has just signed an executive order reversin

I always wanted to tell a love story where the woman got to be her own hero at the end. @lakeithstanfield3 and @hereisgina are going to fill your heart with love and smash it in a million pieces. It doesn’t always have to be about finding another partner, sometimes the love story is about finding yourself. #SomeoneGreat
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I always wanted to tell a love story where the woman got to be her own hero at the end. @lakeithstanfield3 and @hereisgina are going to fill your heart with love and smash it in a million pieces. It doesn’t always have to be about finding another par

Today is the last day of shooting on #SomeoneGreat. There aren’t enough words or feelings to properly sum up how singular and special this experience has been. To my sisters @hereisgina @dewandawise @brittanysnow, we fuckin did that. I can’t wait for people to see this movie.  by the OG @maryellenmatthewsnyc
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Today is the last day of shooting on #someonegreat . There aren’t enough words or feelings to properly sum up how singular and special this experience has been. To my sisters @hereisgina @dewandawise @brittanysnow , we fuckin did that. I can’t wait for

hot child in the city : @autumneakin #SomeoneGreat
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hot child in the city : @autumneakin #someonegreat

Female Filmmaker Flashtat Friday. #femalefilmmakerfriday #SomeoneGreat
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Female Filmmaker Flashtat Friday. #femalefilmmakerfriday #someonegreat

Without giving anything away, what these three people did on screen yesterday was nothing short of magic. Thank you @jessiereyez for being a part of this movie. Thank you for sharing your music and your heart with us. #SomeoneGreat
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Without giving anything away, what these three people did on screen yesterday was nothing short of magic. Thank you @jessiereyez for being a part of this movie. Thank you for sharing your music and your heart with us. #someonegreat

Toilet babies ️
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Toilet babies ️

This is a picture of me backstage at SNL standing next to a picture of Tina Fey. This is my happiest place.
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This is a picture of me backstage at SNL standing next to a picture of Tina Fey. This is my happiest place.

Meet Erin, Jenny and Blair. Your new best friends. #SomeoneGreat
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Meet Erin, Jenny and Blair. Your new best friends. #someonegreat

I get to make #SomeoneGreat with some incredible women including the DP, @autumneakin. She took this picture and she’s gonna shoot the fuck out of this movie. #femalefilmmakerfriday
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I get to make #someonegreat with some incredible women including the DP, @autumneakin. She took this picture and she’s gonna shoot the fuck out of this movie. #femalefilmmakerfriday

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