Letterboxd made me do it. Okay, maybe they didn’t make me, but they gave me the idea.
Letterboxd is the Goodreads-like website where you can track your movies, post reviews, and make movie review friends.
In late January, Letterboxd called attention to the Letterboxd users who had taken up the #52moviesbywomen challenge. The challenge was to watch 52 movies either written or directed by women. So I started my list. I figured I was already behind, but miraculously, five movies I watched in January fit the criteria.
I was keeping up okay getting movies from the library, but my new job made this challenge much easier. They bought me a year gift membership to Netflix (officially DVD.com) and I filled my queue with movies directed by women and they just keep arriving.
At this writing, I’m two above my quota meaning it’s week 16 according to my calendar and I’ve watched 18 movies.
You can see my list by clicking here
Also, I just searched the hashtag on the site. It found at least 250 matches. But let me say that I’m doing MUCH better than the people on the first page of search results, all of which are in the single digits.