— Veronica, a novel by Mary Gaitskill
"She talked in and out of the movie, as if its enlarged characters were fragments escaped from her head and willfully acting out on their own, assuming the perfect narrative forms they were denied in life. It was like somebody in church repeating and affirming the minister’s sermon in noises and half syllables."
"While there are more female characters on screen today, fewer stories are told from a female character’s perspective," the center’s executive director Martha Lauzen said, most likely because the man in charge was busy that day. Forging ahead adorably, she then added that the majority of the female characters who did make it on screen were younger than their male counterparts, less likely to be seen as leaders, and more likely to be "identified by their marital status," leaving the crucial factor of whether the audience was interested in having sex with them yet to be determined by a more in-depth study, you know, once the boys get around to it."