While her depiction in the film is overwhelmingly positive, Sherman's enthusiasm for the film has waned since the relationship ended. "I was and still am extremely ambivalent about the film, not that I don't think Paul will do a great job, but that I'm in it," she told The Financial Times in 2006. "I wish he could tell the story without mentioning me." And though she had given her blessing for friends, colleagues, and staff-among them, John Waters, Carol Kane, Jeanne Tripplehorn, and Ingrid Sischy-to speak on camera, Sherman sent a mass e-mail before the Tribeca Film Festival premiere to disavow the project, labeling it a "big mistake." Still, she permitted the directors to use her image. "She allowed this film to keep its integrity," Hasegawa-Overacker says.