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From decrying a severe lack of female filmmakers to satirically mocking the concept of judging actresses by how much return on investment they offer, it seems like we've been balls-deep in feminism lately. We realize that you, dear reader, believe that only men are allowed to direct movies, but that's just not true! Women have a long and storied history with the art of filmmaking, and even though it will probably upset your precious little chauvinist default settings, we're here to tell you that some of your favorite explosions, quotable comedies and fight scenes are directed by the fairer sex. In fact, some of your very favorite films had women at the helm. Leave your Neanderthal preconceived notions about woman filmmakers at the door, and prepare for your mind to be blown. 10. Real Genius (1985) The Director: Martha Coolidge The Pitch: In addition to creating Introducing Dorthy Dandridge and Valley Girl, Martha Coolidge »

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