I’m highly interested in the topic of female representation in film but I totally understand what you’re saying about the confusion. I think all we can do is continue to critically examine the media we consume as well as appreciate directors for their talents and not gender. I will admit though, after being bombarded with movies of the male gaze my entire life, it’s exciting to see something different. I’m totally guilty of praising this female perspective. You made several good points. We need to encourage talent and better writing. Thanks for sharing! Excellent!