“Having females directing and writing is something we need a lot more of. I just don’t think there’s been enough—especially when it comes to female sexuality, and young female sexuality. There are things we’ve been given to look at on film and television, and many of them have been created, directed, and written by men. And that’s fine, there are different perspectives inside all of us. But I feel very strongly for myself, my younger self, my younger sister, for girls, for women, that it’s so important for us to have our version of that narrative. It’s so important to see how women feel about women’s bodies and women’s sexuality. The beauty of storytelling and film is showing people something that you know, you’ve thought about, and giving a version of your own experience.”
Natalia Dyer by Kat Irlin for FLAUNT MAGAZINE (November 2020)
Chess isn’t always competitive. Chess can also be… beautiful. It was the board I noticed first. It’s an entire world of just 64 squares. I feel safe in it. I can control it. I can dominate it. And it’s predictable, so if I get hurt, I only have myself to blame.
Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon in THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT (2020)