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How Many Of These Movies By Female Directors Have You Seen?
Either you're not much of a film person or you prefer your cinema with a hefty dose of testosterone, but your moviegoing's been awfully manly. Sure, you've got a tough image to maintain, but it's time to take in a few female voices.
You're off to a good start! You know there's more to female filmmakers than the idea of the "chick flick," but there's still plenty out there for you to see, so get watching!
You enjoy your female-directed movies and aren't afraid to shout it out. While there are still women filmmakers whose works you've yet to get to, it's just a matter of time.
You're a filmgoing badass who's battled to seek out work from female directors beyond the obvious ones. You're fighting the good fight in supporting those who are still very outnumbered in the industry. Way to go!
You are the reigning queen/king of female cinematic history, having watched everything from the big studio features to the scrappy indies. Here's hoping the film industry can catch up with your taste.