Monday, October 07, 2013

New Yorker Festival Dispatch: Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig : The New Yorker

"'We didn’t set out to write something that didn’t have any heterosexual romantic relationship in it,' Gerwig said. 'There was no thesis statement that we were going to accomplish something like this. But once we did it, it struck me—I almost can’t think of a single movie where a woman doesn’t either fall in love, or fall out of love, or lose love, or love is an issue, and I can think of so many movies where men—it’s not even part of it at all. It’s not even in the equation at all.' She went on, 'Movies and theatre and television shows—we look to them to tell us what’s important in the narratives of our lives, and what moments count. And if the only moment that counts is whether or not he likes you—that’s not good enough. You know?'”

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