#GoodRead | In 2017, I want to spend my money on movies made by women
…for more than 800 top-grossing films released between 2007 and 2015, there were only 29 unique female directors. In 2015, only eight women had a hand in directing any of the top 100-grossing films, and all of them were white.
Thinking about this in December 2015, I tried to commit myself to a year of only paying for theatrical tickets to movies if they were directed by women. I figured it would be inconvenient but doable. If I really had to see Deadpool to know what all the fuss was about, surely I could wait until it was available to stream. But in January 2016, the only film my self-imposed constraints would allow me to see in theaters was Kung Fu Panda 3. I broke almost immediately.