The Gist: Leslye Headland directed Sleeping With Other People and Values Voter Summit.

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The real reason Leslye Headland wrote and directed Sleeping With Other People? She was getting over a breakup.

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Leslye Headland wrote and directed the “sex comedy” Sleeping With Other People.

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Listen to Episode 344 of Slate’s The Gist:

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On The Gist, remembering Phil Patton. Then, writer and filmmaker Leslye Headland explains how she brought lessons from theater and heartbreak into the making of the indie comedy Sleeping With Other People. For the Spiel, highlights from the Values Voter Summit.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.