Because we “Can’t Say Gay”, because our transgender youth can’t play sports, and because women have lost access to critical healthcare and the rights to their own bodies! As the rights of women and LGBTQIA+ Americans continue to be threatened every day, it is vital that we tell our stories -- to enlighten, uplift, and empower our communities. To remind our peers that we belong. To uphold the values of our communities, and to amplify the necessary voices of the underrepresented. To create change!
It is our hope that No Rules, which celebrates the power of femininity, can inspire more acceptance for and the celebration of feminine presentation and values. We hope that No Rules can provide healing to anyone suffering, for anyone battling the heteronormative, and for anyone struggling to find their community.
Women and LGBTQIA+ filmmakers struggle daily to find opportunities, fair wages, and financial investment in Entertainment. In their 2022 study, Women In Film LA found that “...on average, men-owned production companies receive over SEVEN-TIMES the amount of funding that women-owned production companies receive.”
The annual number of anti-LGBTQIA+ bills to have been filed has skyrocketed over the past several years, from 41 in 2018 to 238 in less than three months of 2022 with most of this year's bills targeting the trans community, according to the ACLU.
As of October 2022, reported by Forbes, the "Total abortion bans that criminalize performing the procedure in nearly all cases are now in place in 13 states", highlighting that, "(by) July (2022) 43 clinics in 11 states had stopped performing abortions in the first month after the Dobbs ruling alone."
Audiences are craving female and queer stories told by female and queer filmmakers more than ever!! In their study “I Want To See Me”, The Geena Davis Institute concluded that, “People want to see themselves reflected on screen. Moviegoers being able to identify with the characters in a movie drives their attendance behavior”. DIVERSITY SELLS! A UCLA study shared by Women and Hollywood showcases that, “In 2018, films with casts that were 21-30% minority enjoyed the highest median global box office receipts. In 2019, this honor went to films with casts that were 41-50% minority” and “41 of 2021’s top 100 films featured a female lead or co-lead”.
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