Gia Coppola is the 29-year-old granddaughter of filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. Since 2012, she has directed and written two films, Casino Moon (a short film starring Robert Schwartzman) and Palo Alto starring Emma Roberts and James Franco (based on Franco’s collection of short stories). Coppola also directed the 2014 Blood Orange video “You’re Not Good Enough” (see below). Her latest project is a short film — The Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice — which is broken into three videos for fashion house Gucci. Although the film was made for Vanity Fair, VF’s Conde Nast sibling The New Yorker posted it as a sponsored link in their Facebook feed and many readers aren’t pleased.
Comments vary from insulted (“The New Yorker insulting their readers’ intellect” and “I’d like to maintain the fantasy that you’re in the culture business to edify and inform, not spam my news feed with an ad for Gucci,” to comical. Jason Snyder wrote: “I fell asleep at :52 but when I work up I had an undeniable urge to go buy $2,800 shoes.”