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Mary Harron on Mad Women, Unreliable Narrators, and Directing Alias Grace  Mary Harron on Mad Women, Unreliable Narrators, and Directing Alias Grace 

As both director and writer, Mary Harron has produced some of the most memorable explorations of gender onscreen. From I Shot Andy Warhol to The Notorious Bettie Page and even her sly and stylish deconstruction of American Psycho, Harron’s films have always approached the interrelationship of violence, gender, and…

Jennifer Lawrence Tore Her Diaphragm While Filming Darren Aronofsky's mother! Jennifer Lawrence Tore Her Diaphragm While Filming Darren Aronofsky's mother!

Through it’s cute illustrated poster, silly promotional stunt involving heart-shaped cakes, and frustratingly-styled title (with its lowercase ‘m’ and exclamation mark) might suggest mother! is some kind of new twee comedy, it’s actually a horror film—an “extreme,” “ambitiously bonkers” “torrent of despair.”

Director Alex Ross Perry Makes Movies About Women So He Can Express Himself Director Alex Ross Perry Makes Movies About Women So He Can Express Himself

The characters in Alex Ross Perry’s small, chatty movies may strike you as impossibly articulate—until you talk to their creator and discover his impromptu way with words is as deft as those he depicts on the page. What scan like deeply considered essays tumbled off this guy’s tongue when we met in a Park Slope coffee…

The Jane Austen Book Club's Robin Swicord Didn't Get a Second Directing Gig for a Decade The Jane Austen Book Club's Robin Swicord Didn't Get a Second Directing Gig for a Decade

Robin Swicord directed The Jane Austen Book Club in 2007. She was a well-known screenwriter, responsible for adapting books like Little Women, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Matilda, who had been working in the industry for years. Though it seemed like her first directing gig was a long time coming, her second seemed to…

A Conversation With Lina Wertmüller On Her Legacy & Being the First Woman Nominated for a Best Director Oscar A Conversation With Lina Wertmüller On Her Legacy & Being the First Woman Nominated for a Best Director Oscar

Italian director Lina Wertmüller has always been framed as a series of contradictions: feminist or “woman hater”; “tyrant or genius”; “odious” or “lovable.” Those descriptions likely mean little to Wertmuller, whose 20-plus films have, like Wertmüller herself, gleefully embraced contradiction, particularly the…

Diane Lane Wonders If It's Too Much to Ask For Women Directors For Films About Women Diane Lane Wonders If It's Too Much to Ask For Women Directors For Films About Women

Diane Lane won the Sarasota Film Festival’s Award for Cinematic Excellence on Saturday for her work in Eleanor Coppola’s first feature film, Paris Can Wait. The movie premieres May 12, which gives Lane the perfect press tour opportunity to reflect on the need for women directors.

Confirmed: Sex Scenes Are Awkward to Film Confirmed: Sex Scenes Are Awkward to Film

The finale of HBO’s Insecure ends with a fuck scene that looks so much like the characters are really screwing that you wonder how exactly it was shot without that being the case. Despite our general knowledge of how these things work, it’s fun to fall for the illusion anyway, and part of the intrigue is in wondering…

There Will Be No Women Directors on the Next Season of Game of Thrones (Again) There Will Be No Women Directors on the Next Season of Game of Thrones (Again)

The directors for Season 7 of Game of Thrones have been announced, and there are more men behind the camera than naked boobs in front of it.

Roman Polanski Will Face a New Extradition Attempt Roman Polanski Will Face a New Extradition Attempt

Poland said that it will challenge a 2014 court decision not to extradite the 82-year-old filmmaker Roman Polanski to the United States. Reuters reports that Poland’s Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro said in an interview on Tuesday that he will appeal the court’s decision and seek Polanski’s extradition.

After Years in Film, Chloe Sevigny Has 'Total Disdain for Directors' After Years in Film, Chloe Sevigny Has 'Total Disdain for Directors'

In a provocative profile from The Guardian, actress and Love & Friendship star Chloe Sevigny reflects on her past work with controversial figures like photographer Terry Richardson—who has been accused of sexual assault—Larry Clark, and Lars von Trier. Cumulatively, her experiences have left her with “total disdain…

Feds Are Investigating Gender Discrimination in Hollywood Feds Are Investigating Gender Discrimination in Hollywood

The U.S. EEOC and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs are currently in the midst of investigating possible instances of unfair gender-based hiring practices in Hollywood. Not sure what they think they’ll find.

This Infographic on Women Directors in Hollywood Is Totally Depressing This Infographic on Women Directors in Hollywood Is Totally Depressing

Fair warning; this infographic about women directors from Women and Hollywood is totally fucking depressing. This is not a happy unicorn rainbow cake with a puppy post.

Today's Best Directors Are Men, According to Martin Scorsese Today's Best Directors Are Men, According to Martin Scorsese

On its face, Martin Scorsese's open letter to his 14-year-old daughter Francesca is a sweet, if random one. He wants his daughter to derive joy from cinema just like he did, and maybe, even make a career of it. Too bad that when he lists the directors that are shaping cinema today, he neglects to mention a single…

Spook Yourself Silly With These Lady-Directed Horror Films Spook Yourself Silly With These Lady-Directed Horror Films

Ms. in the Biz put together a list of ten lady filmmakers making scary-ass films after Marcy Boyle and Rachel Holzman of Nobody Can Cool wrote to her with these intriguing (and very spooky!) (okay, not really) points:

Women Directors Nominated for More Emmys Than Ever Before Women Directors Nominated for More Emmys Than Ever Before

Despite the fact that women only directed fifteen-percent of the shows on TV last season — and were also cursed with debilitating cases of non-dickus-havus — they still received half of the Emmy nods for directing. Way to overcome, ladies.

Paul Feig, Honorary Woman, Is Making a Lady James Bond Comedy Paul Feig, Honorary Woman, Is Making a Lady James Bond Comedy

It's called Susan Cooper, and since it's from the funny feminist* co-creator of Freaks and Geeks and director of Bridesmaids, it'll probably be hilarious.

Lake Bell Is Optimistic About Gender Equality in Hollywood Lake Bell Is Optimistic About Gender Equality in Hollywood

Lake Bell, one of the triumvirs starring in the new cabin-in-the-woods thriller Black Rock, had an interesting take on the difficulties female filmmakers face when trying to break into the Hollywood mainstream. Though the gender disparity in the ranks of Hollywood scribes and directors is pretty glaring, Bell is…

There's Only 1 Female Film Director For Every 15.24 Male Ones, and Things Aren't Getting Any Better There's Only 1 Female Film Director For Every 15.24 Male Ones, and Things Aren't Getting Any Better

Sundance Film Festival is underway, meaning lots of fresh, ground breaking indie narrative and documentary films — ones that might not normally get tons of buzz otherwise — are thrust into the spotlight. Along with the movie madness, a new study examining the gender disparity female directors face in the film industry…

In Other News, Sky Blue In Other News, Sky Blue

"Actresses nabbed only 29.9% of the 4,379 speaking parts in the 100 top-grossing films of 2007...83% of all directors, writers, and producers on those films were male." In women-directed films, "the number of female characters grew dramatically." [LAT]

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