94% of Films Are Made by Men*

15 Aug

My film category on this blog is pretty small.

Why?

I can’t find that many ladymade films that I really like!

Via Salon, here is a slightly outdated but interesting look at why that may be.

Looking through these lists of female-directed films, I got some surprises. The tale of misogynistic and criminally insane yuppie Patrick Bates in American Psycho was directed by a woman??

Mary Harron and Patrick Bates, er Christian Bale

There are lists here and here of female directors and their films, but the selection is pretty slim!

It’s also a little sad that many female directors broke into the field by either acting first or having famous dads.

Do you have any female-directed film recommendations?

I’m gonna go through some of these lists, so expect some more ladymade film entries in the near future!

* I have no idea where people are getting this statistic!

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