In the last two years, diversity and inclusion have been an important idea for filmmakers and workers in the entertainment industry. Proportional and honest representation in the media has been an issue of concern, and slowly, minority groups are getting their chance to get their voices heard.
A big part of the push for diversity came around the same time as the #MeToo movement, which started in Hollywood, primarily, with the disgraced producer, Harvey Weinstein, who is currently awaiting a possible conviction in a court of law for sexual assault and rape.
The Time’s Up initiative, created by a number of different influential Hollywood performers, was one of the organizations made in the aftermath of the cascade of allegations that shook Hollywood, and then the rest of the world.
Nonetheless, the issue of getting women and people of colour into positions of authority is one of the pressing issues of the day in Hollywood, and performers believe it may help dampen the abuse of power if everyone has a chance to have their voice heard.
Lynn Chen, for example, will be adding diversity behind the scenes in what will be her first directorial effort, I Will Make You Mine! According to a report from Just Jared, Chen will be writing, directing, and starring in the movie.
Lynn previously had roles in The Affair, as well as Silicon Valley. The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the movie follows three women who are linked to the same musician, and the plotline moves around major life events, including what it’s like to become middle aged.
THR claims the movie will be the final installment of a trilogy which includes Daylight Savings and Surrogate Valentine. According to Lynn, the last movie in the series “is a reunion.”
Chen said she has always wanted to see what would happen to the rest of the characters whom she loved. According to the up-and-coming director, the new movie will delve deeper into how the women think and live their lives when they’re not around the male character, Goh.