Greta Gerwig is the director of the comforting and relatable (at least to me) movie, Lady Bird. This movie is important for a number of reasons including the fact that it follows a female main character and focuses on the love between mothers and daughters, which, according to Gerwig, is relatively unexplored in cinema. And I would have to agree with that statement. Lady Bird also gave the lives of teenage girls a chance to be taken seriously. Finally, Greta Gerwig was only the fifth woman ever to be nominated for best director at the Oscars.
Greta Gerwig’s work certainly counts her as a paradigm shifter or at least someone trying to get the ball rolling for the representation of women in filmmaking. She has always been meticulous, hardworking, and a bit of a rule follower. The big 5 of her personality includes open to experience, conscientious, and agreeable though she seems to be more of an ambivert and is not neurotic. According to interviews, she is actually slightly self-deprecating. She is extremely intrinsically motivated and has said she will continue to make movies no matter how award shows turn out. She is also big on collaboration and being close with people on sets that she works on. Greta Gerwig is so inspiring to me because she knows the importance of women getting more involved in filmmaking.