lynne shelton


Where are the female stories? Where are the directors, where are the writers? It’s imbalanced, so given that we are half the cinema-going public, we are half the people [who] watch drama or watch anything else, where is that? … I think the pay [gap in the entertainment business] is a huge thing, but I’m actually more concerned over the lack of our voices being heard.

- Keira Knightley 

Keira Knightley directed by women filmography:

Bend It Like Beckham dir. Gurinder Chadha - 2002
Last Night dir. Massy Tadjedin - 2010
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World dir. Lorene Scafaria - 2012
Laggies dir. Lynn Shelton - 2014

New Girl Rewatch Party: 3x20 Mars Landing

Originally posted by rumpledsmalltownpi

Stray Observations:

  • Well…here we are, roomfriends. The infamous breakup episode.
  • Strangely, the director of this episode (Lynn Shelton) also directed one of my favorite episodes, “Injured.” She tends to direct those kinds of soft indie dramas so maybe her sensibility just wasn’t the right fit for this episode like it was for “Injured.” Tonally, the whole episode always felt a bit off to me. I wasn’t even mad that Nick and Jess broke up, but I was mad about how weak the execution of the breakup was. Notably, she also directed “Pepperwood,” “First Date,” and “Dice.”

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10 Movies with LGBTQ Main Characters Directed By Women

Appropriate Behavior dir. Desiree Akhavan (2014)
Bound dirLilly & Lana Wachowski (1996)
Fire dir. Deepa Mehta (1996)
Heartbeat dir. Andrea Dorfman (2014)
Life Partners dir. Susanna Fogel (2014)
Priest dir. Antonia Bird (1994)
Puccini for Beginners dir. Maria Maggenti (2006)
Saving Face dir. Alice Wu (2004)
Tomboy dir. Céline Sciamma (2011)
Your Sister’s Sister dir. Lynn Shelton (2011)

“I think everybody has been through a point in their lives where they question what they’re doing, or where they’re going, or who they’re with, or what they should be doing, or where they should be going.”

— Keira Knightley on Laggies, relationships, and surviving your 20s


Into the Forest is based on a book that I read years ago that we decided to make. That was an example of a movie where I decided I really wanted a woman to write and direct this. It’s about sisters and female perspective. Tallulah was just an incredible script. Sian is super talented. I do want more women behind the camera; yeah. We should be trying to make that happen, but it happens organically, too.

Ellen Page

Ellen Page directed by women filmography

The Crying Booth dir. Martha Ferguson - 2002
Marion Bridge dir. Wiebke von Carolsfeld - 2002
Love That Boy dir. Andrea Dorfman - 2003
Mouth to Mouth dir. Alison Murray - 2005
The Stone Angel dir. Kari Skogland - 2007
Whip It dir. Drew Barrymore - 2009
Touchy Feely dir. Lynn Shelton - 2013
Into the Forest dir. Patricia Rozema - 2015
Tallulah dir. Sian Heder - 2016 
Window Horses dir. Ann Marie Fleming - 2016