43By Maria Giese

SUMMER 2013! With 4th of July just around the corner, it’s not too late to celebrate Hollywood’s contribution to our Summer Family Fun!

Let’s see what we’ve got for women — the primary decision-makers in American families about what movies to attend. What summer films express a female perspective?

Let’s have a look:


TOTAL MALE DIRECTORS = 45 (four co-directing teams)

TOTAL FEMALE DIRECTORS = 2 (one co-directs with a male director)

(That’s a male-to-female ratio of 96 to 4, or 4.4% women)

June 21 – First Day of Summer

o Monsters University – Directed by Dan Scanlon
o World War Z – Directed by Marc Forster

June 28

o Byzantium – Directed by Neil Jordan
o The Heat – Directed by Paul Feig
o I’m So Excited – Directed by Pedro Almodovar
o White House Down – Directed by Roland Emmerich

July 5

o Despicable Me 2 – Directed by Pierre Coffin & Pierre Renaud
o Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain – Directed by Tim Story
o Lone Ranger – Directed by Gore Verbinski
o The Way Way Back – Directed by Nax Faxon & Jim Rash

July 12

o Grown Ups 2 – Directed by Dennis Dugan
o Lovelace – Directed by Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman
o Pacific Rim – Directed by Guillermo del Toro

July 19

o The Conjuring – Directed by James Wan
o Girl Most Likely – Directed by Shari Springer Bergman & Robert Pulcini
o Red 2 – Directed by Dean Parisot
o RIPD – Directed by Robert Schwentke
o Turbo – Directed by David Soren

July 25

o The To Do List – Directed by Maggie Carey

July 26

o Blue Jasmine – Directed by Woody Allen
o Fruitvale Station – Directed by Ryan Coogler
o The Wolverine – Directed by James Mangold

July 31

o The Smurfs 2 – Directed by Raja Gosnell

August 2

o The Spectacular Now – Directed by James Ponsoldt

August 9

o Elysium – Directed by Neil Blomkamp
o Only God Forgives – Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
o Planes – Directed by Klay Hall
o Prince Avalanche – Directed by David Gordon Green
o We’re the Millers – Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber

August 16

o 2 Guns – Directed by Baltazar Kormakur
o Ain’t Them Bodies Saints – Directed by David Lowery
o Austenland – Directed by Jerusha Hess
o Kick-Ass 2 – Directed by Frank Miller & Robert Rodriguez
o Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters – Directed by Thor Freudenthal

August 23

o The Mortal Instruments – Directed by Harald Zwart
o World’s End – Directed by Edgar Wright
o You’re Next – Directed by Adam Wingard

August 30

o Getaway – Directed by Courtney Solomon (a guy)
o Insidious Chapter 2 – Directed by James Wan
o One Direction: This is Us – Directed by Zyan Malik


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