I’m a 1st AD, and at the end of a long week I was having to use a
little more force than I normally would to keep the set moving.
point I walked past a group of guys (sound dept, grips and sparks) and
one of them asked the age old question that women are constantly asked,
in that arrogant way that guys think is cheeky or charming:
wrong with you today, is it the time of the month?”
Predictably, the group
Unfortunately, I had kinda had enough of this stupid question
so I said, in a sympathetic tone, “Actually yeah, I’m having the WORST
period at the moment, honestly I’m losing half of my uterus as we speak.
It’s like the Niagara Falls of Hell down there right now.”
I realize that this was a bit gross, but judging by the extreme awkward
silence, I honestly think none of those guys will ever ask a woman that
question again. (I’m in the film industry, I can paint a vivid