Queer women have been making movies since movies have existed*. Trust me, I’ve watched hundreds of movies by and about queer women. But film culture at large has been slower to recognize these women in the ways they deserve. Yes, this means awards and restorations and scholarly respect. But it also means the fun stuff! Criterion releases! Mondo posters! Rides at Universal Studios!
Unfortunately, I do not have the power to commission the Mondo Desert Hearts poster of my dreams, but I do have the power to make a personality quiz that tells you which queer woman filmmaker you are! Think of this as a personality quiz that comes with film recs.
*While her personal life is far less explicit than say Dorothy Arzner a few decades later, I ascribe to a queer reading of first ever narrative filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché.