For me, it’s more about wanting there to be more female directors. There’s no shortage of women who want to make films. There are so many male directors and so many male-driven films and there are significantly fewer female-driven films and female directors — and that’s not because they don’t exist.
I Am Sam dir. Jessie Nelson (2001) Father X-mas dir. Marie Rose (2001) Cutlass dir. Kate Hudson (2007) Hounddog dir. Deborah Kampmeier (2007) The Secret Life of Bees dir. Gina Prince-Bythewood (2008) The Runaways dir. Floria Sigismondi (2010) Night Moves dir. Kelly Reichardt (2013) Very Good Girls dir. Naomi Foner (2013) Every Secret Thing dir. Amy Berg (2014) The Bell Jar dir. Kirsten Dunst (2018)
I feel that the right people came together at the exact right time on the exact right network, and it kind of resulted in a show that played by its own rules. We kind of got to do whatever we wanted. We were a show that took you wherever we wanted to take you from week to week. It was a rare experience, where I think we were able to leave it all out on the field, and we had the support of our studio and our network, combined with the blessing of them maybe not entirely understanding what we were doing, which I think would often work to our advantage. As a result, we kind of got to make a show on our own terms, which is incredibly rare, and we got to do it for eight years. That’s extraordinary. - James Roday
(I saw that there weren’t any of these on Tumblr as far as I could tell - I only found one set, and it was solely for the ship Shules - so I attempted to make some myself! Please be kind; this was my very first attempt, and I’m well aware I could have done better. I’m working on it. :) )