Talking is fine. But we’ve done talking. When it comes to women on film, to showing girls that they are equal, that they can be superheroes and prime ministers, the diversity campaigns to get women into filmmaking are important, but they’re equivalent to pulling the curtain across the orchestra stage. Their power is limited. The answer is, unfashionably, quotas in the softer areas of our lives. Crowd-scene quotas. Women-shown-as-having-jobs quotas. Until our brains have righted themselves, perhaps this is the way the industry must muffle our heels and force a kind of change.
Gonna make a movie about a men’s jail interesting innit?
Or a war movie.