Interview with Joan Kron in The Wall Street Journal— "A Comedic Look at Plastic Surgery"

A new documentary, ‘Take My Nose…Please,’ explores why looks matter, the ethics of altering one’s appearance and whether a new nose is worth it

Emily Askin

By Brenda Cronin

In a new documentary, actor and comic Jackie Hoffman asks a plastic surgeon about tweaking her “bulbous…Jimmy Durante” nose and “Fred Flintstone mask” of a face.

For most women, coming to terms with their looks—while staving off time and gravity—is a private preoccupation. But the documentary “Take My Nose…Please!” punctures that taboo by asking women to publicly discuss plastic surgery. Female comedians were the only performers whom the director and producer, Joan Kron, could persuade to speak on camera about facelifts, nose jobs and other procedures such as Botox to freeze frown lines and fillers to soften wrinkles.

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Interview with Joan Kron in Miami Herald — "Filmmaker Joan Kron: It’s never too late"


Some people retire to Florida at the age of 89, but not Joan Kron.

The veteran journalist spent the past 25 years as contributing editor-at-large at Allure magazine where she covered the hot topics of cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery. Prior to Allure, she held senior editorial positions at New York, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Avenue. Kron has also written books on design and beauty.

An impressive résumé, indeed, not to mention spawning Miami’s Daniel Kron, owner of Wynwood’s chic children’s boutique, Genius Jones, but it doesn’t stop there. Kron is about to debut the product of her first foray as a director at Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival with “Take My Nose … Please,” a film about stand-up comedians and plastic surgery, debuting on March 4.

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