Last week, horror super-producer Jason Blum got himself in hot water after a comment he made during an interview with Polygon.
Blum said “There are not a lot of female directors period and even less who are inclined to do horror”.
When I first read this, I was horrified! How could he say such a thing? Doesn’t he know that the right thing to say was “fewer who are inclined to do horror”, not “less”?!
Ok, grammar pedantry aside, the quote made him the target of a number of negative comments and articles. I’m not seeking to add commentary to the debate, nor to support or chastise Blum for this. Rather, I wanted to take a look at the data behind his assertion and use it to discuss female directors …