The great director has mentioned the show in a way that sounded approving. If his own back catalogue is anything to go by, idolisation of Lisa McGee’s sitcom is a given
The Economic Club of Chicago isn’t necessarily known for its social media heft. So when Martin Scorsese appeared at its black tie dinner event in October, for a 46-minute discussion about his life and career, it barely made a ripple. Six weeks have passed, though, and finally the details of this momentous occasion have started to leak out. The biggest of them all? Scorsese has seen Derry Girls.
The revelation came at the end of his discussion with Jeffrey Katzenberg, during a speed round in which Scorsese claimed to have wished he’d made Fellini’s 81/2 and announced that he preferred to parcel out television rather than binge it. “What are you watching now?” asked Katzenberg. “I watched, the other night, Derry Girls”, Scorsese replied. After a small cheer went up in the crowd, Scorsese did a little air punch and added: “Those nuns!”