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)