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Miranda July: “I’ve never been a real celebrity person”

Miranda July has already made waves beyond the art-film crowd with her new project, "We Think Alone" -- and it's only just begun.

The filmmaker behind "Me and You and Everyone We Know" and "The Future" recruited a circle of collaborators, many of them celebrities, to forward her their personal emails around 20 themes. The first one, provocatively, was "Money" -- and "Girls" star Lena Dunham's email deciding against a $24,000 custom sofa made waves (including on this site). Other emails were more prosaic -- actress Kirsten Dunst telling someone that she'd be selling her car to a friend, NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talking about a children's novel he wrote -- and still others are deeply raw. Sheila Heti, the author of "How Should a Person Be?," confesses that she only has $1,000 to her name and ponders self-publishing her work.

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