I’ve seen a good handful of films about writers. Some, I’ve really enjoyed, like Misery (based on the Stephen King novel) and Adaptation (with Nicholas Cage portraying the real-life writer, Charlie Kaufman), The Ghost Writer (Ewan McGregor…rawr!) and Barton Fink (love the Coen brothers films). But I could only remember having seen two films about female writers.

So, I consulted the Google Oracle to see what I might have forgotten. Google failed me… or, perhaps, it’s popular culture that has failed all female authors. I looked at list-after-list — found over 100 films about authors and writers — and these are the only films I could find that focussed on ladies who write. Boo, Hollywood.


If you know of any films about female writers, journalists, authors, screenwriters… please let us know!

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