Bonus Chapter

Directors That Pee

Sitting Down:

An Interview with

Penelope Spheeris and

Allison Anders

Lindsey Lemke

I'm going to have to interrupt Lloyd and all of his “blah, blah, blah” penis talk for a solid moment. Don't be like an expanding tampon; leave some room for the flow of ovarian energy. Girls can make movies too, you know.

Actually, it was Lloyd's idea to put some “gynoism”* into the book. He asked me to write on the subject of female film directors and why they are such a rarity in this male-dominated industry. It's a subject I hadn't really put much thought into before, probably because I never viewed film directors or any artists by their gender. When it comes to what they do, to me they're all just people making their art and ...

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