Why did you start this blog?
Have you read this article? It's pretty infuriating. Tl;dr: there aren't enough female film critics and because of this, female-centric films don't get enough attention. As something I once read on Tumblr (yes, I still use Tumblr...I'm not ashamed) stated:
Me watching a movie: There are too many men
Me reading a book: There are too many men
Me watching tv: There are too many men
Me learning history: There are too many men
Me living life: There are too many men
I don't hate men, but I do think they get an inordinate amount of attention, especially in the film industry. Did you know that in 2016, only 7% of top Hollywood directing jobs went to women? It's true; you can fact check that shit right here.
While they may not get top directing jobs, there have always been female directors out there making bomb ass films on a regular basis. I started this blog because I love to watch and write about film. Some of my favorite films are directed by women and hardly anyone I talk to knows about them because they're not taught in film school and they weren't written about enough when they premiered. I'd like to change that.
Who are you?
I'm Lindsay Pugh: cinephile, filmmaker, feminist, and INFJ. I enjoy running, reading, writing, and making/watching movies. I try to update my Goodreads profile regularly, so hit me up there if you'd like to talk about books. (Have you read "The Idiot" by Elif Batuman? If you need a recommendation, it's a recent favorite of mine.)
I studied film (and a bunch of other cool stuff) at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA and The New School in New York, NY. I currently live in Ann Arbor, MI with my boyfriend and cats. I have a full-time job that has nothing to do with film, so I use this blog as my outlet.
Whenever I'm feeling sad, I watch this scene from Frances Ha and feel better about the world:
Who are your favorite directors?
Who took your dope cover photo?
Marta Bevacqua! She is an immensely talented French photographer and I highly recommend that you check out the rest of her work here.
Are you the only person who writes for this blog?
Mostly, yes. I've asked a bunch of my cool/smart friends to contribute and so far, they've written things when my begging has reached an embarrassing level. Meg Campbell, Kyle Beechey, and Ali Lappas have all written for this blog in the past, so check out their posts if you want to read something that isn't written by me.
I'm always looking for more voices to add to Woman in Revolt and I would love it if you emailed me with a pitch idea or recommendation. I'm a twenty-eight-year-old cis hetero white woman and I acknowledge that my perspective is limited.