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90 Female Directors Who Could Help Solve Hollywood's Predator Problem

There's no rule, moral or otherwise, that to work in Hollywood you have to have a spotless past (what adult does?). But it speaks to how sexism enables rape culture that men who have been publicly accused of assault are able to get work seemingly whenever they want it, while women are systematically deprived of similar opportunities. It's like (some) producers would rather hire a known editor than a woman, which is ridiculous because — despite the industry's best efforts — film is rife with incredible female filmmakers.

Attention, studios: One way to avoid the brouhaha created when the public learns that a male director has sexually assaulted someone is to just hire a goddamn woman next time. Don't know any? Here are 90:

  1. Maren Ade (Toni Erdmann)
  2. Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behavior)
  3. Haifaa Al-Mansour (Wadjda)
  4. Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night)
  5. Priscilla Anany (Children of the Mountain)
  6. Andrea Arnold (American Honey)
  7. Amma Asante (Belle)
  8. Katie Aselton (Black Rock)
  9. Drew Barrymore (Whip It)
  10. Lake Bell (In a World)
  11. Susanne Bier (Things We Lost in the Fire)
  12. Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
  13. Anna Biller (The Love Witch)
  14. Jane Campion (The Piano)
  15. Sabrina Campos (Salon Royale)
  16. Niki Caro (Whale Rider)
  17. Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right)
  18. Gia Coppola (Palo Alto)
  19. Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation)
  20. Tamra Davis (Billy Madison)
  21. Lena Dunham (Tiny Furniture)
  22. Ava DuVernay (Selma)
  23. Deniz Gamze Ergüven (Mustang)
  24. Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine)
  25. Jodie Foster (Money Monster)
  26. Sophie Goodhart (My Blind Brother)
  27. Sandra Goldbacher (Me Without You)
  28. Fiona Gordon (The Fairy)
  29. Debra Granik (Winter's Bone)
  30. Megan Griffiths (Lucky Them)
  31. Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight)
  32. Mary Harron (American Psycho)
  33. Leslye Headland (Sleeping With Other People)
  34. Amy Heckerling (Clueless)
  35. Sian Heder (Tallulah)
  36. Marielle Heller (Diary of a Teenage Girl)
  37. Jerusha Hess (Austenland)
  38. Agnieszka Holland (The Secret Garden)
  39. Katie Holmes (All We Had)
  40. Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said)
  41. Helen Hunt (Ride)
  42. Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman)
  43. Liza Johnson (Elvis & Nixon)
  44. Angelina Jolie Pitt (Unbroken)
  45. Miranda July (The Future)
  46. Deborah Kaplan (Can't Hardly Wait)
  47. Jennifer Kent (The Babadook)
  48. Karyn Kusama (The Invitation)
  49. Mary Lambert (Pet Sematary)
  50. Talya Lavie (Zero Motivation)
  51. Kasi Lemmons (Eve's Bayou)
  52. Claudia Llosa (Aloft)
  53. Elaine May (The Heartbreak Kid)
  54. Melanie Mayron (The Baby-Sitters Club)
  55. Meera Menon (Equity)
  56. Leah Meyerhoff (I Believe in Unicorns)
  57. Rebecca Miller (Personal Velocity)
  58. Reed Morano (Meadowland)
  59. Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding)
  60. Afia Serena Nathaniel (Dukhtar)
  61. Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry)
  62. Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
  63. Sarah Polley (Away From Her)
  64. Natalie Portman (A Tale of Love and Darkness)
  65. Lynne Ramsay (We Need To Talk About Kevin)
  66. Dee Rees (Pariah)
  67. Gillian Robespierre (Obvious Child)
  68. Pamela Romanowsky (The Adderall Diaries)
  69. Ry Russo-Young (Nobody Walks)
  70. Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis)
  71. Lorene Scafaria (Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist)
  72. Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer)
  73. Céline Sciamma (Tomboy)
  74. Amy Seimetz (Sun Don't Shine)
  75. Thea Sharrock (Me Before You)
  76. Lynn Shelton (Your Sister's Sister)
  77. Jill Soloway (Afternoon Delight)
  78. Amandla Stenberg (Blue Girls Burn Fast)
  79. Barbra Streisand (Yentl)
  80. Robin Swicord (The Jane Austen Book Club)
  81. Sophia Takal (Always Shine)
  82. Sam Taylor-Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey)
  83. Julie Taymor (Across the Universe)
  84. Agnès Varda (Vagabond)
  85. Daisy von Scherler Mayer (Party Girl)
  86. Lana Wachowski (The Matrix)
  87. Lilly Wachowski (V for Vendetta)
  88. Jennifer Westfeldt (Friends With Kids)
  89. Elizabeth Wood (White Girls)
  90. Vicky Jenson (Shrek)

...I promise, there are even more, if you take the time to look.

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