I’m sorry, this ask sounds like a certain conclusion in a certain episode of a certain youtube documentary. It is not that there aren’t enough women trying. There are SO MANY WOMEN TRYING. There are SO MANY WOMEN DOING AMAZING WORK. But they do not have the support or even the equal playing field of the working environment in which they are trying to operate. You just have to read the comments of the video to see that.
This ask doesn’t just offend me as a woman, but as a woman who studied media and who is TRYING to get into film.
More than half of my graduating media studies class was made up of women. When I studied overseas in England, my media and film classes were mostly made up of women. I know women who are out in New York and California and are looking to work in film. Don’t even assume for a second women aren’t trying.
Also, the script I’m writing is from the perspective of a 15 year old boy. I’m pretty sure a male director/writer can write from the perspective of a woman if they tried really, really hard.