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In no particular order, other than the year, here are a handful of my favorite female-directed movies.
- To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)
Directed by: Beeban Kidron – For fans of drag, or Patrick Swayze, enjoy this heartwarming drag queen coming-of-age story.
- Across The Universe (2007)
Directed by: Julie Taymor – For my musical lovers, especially Beatles fans, give this masterpiece a watch.
- Jennifer’s Body (2009)
Directed by: Karyn Kusama – Justice for Jennifer’s Body.
- Whip It (2009)
Directed by: Drew Barrymore – This movie made me want to join a roller-derby team.
- Lady Bird (2017)
Directed by: Greta Gerwig – For the girls that get it.
- The Souvenir (2019)
Directed by: Joanna Hogg – For my film school friends, this is the movie that should be, but probably isn’t in your course description.
- The Farewell (2019)
Directed by: Lulu Wang – Grab tissues for this one! This movie takes a profound look at the ethics of medicine and familial obligations/relationships in Chinese culture.
- Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. (2021)
Directed by: Adamma Ebo – Satire at its finest folks!
Thank you to all the female directors who are single-handedly saving the film industry. We love and cherish you! I hope you check these movies out, as they made my adolescence. Please continue to support female directors!