About

Hello! Thelma and Alice is a blog about films directed and/or written by women. Posts are written by me, Hannah Gersen (pictured above in the snow, in Brooklyn). I’m the author of a novel, Home Field, and my short stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in a variety of publications, including The Millions, where I am a staff writer.

I started this blog to bring attention to women in Hollywood and also because I wanted to watch more movies by and about women. For a longer explanation of what inspired this blog, check out my first post. The name Thelma & Alice is, of course, a nod to the feminist classic film, Thelma & Louise. The Thelma in my title refers to Thelma Schoonmaker, Martin Scorcese’s legendary and indispensible film editor; Alice refers to Alice Guy-Blaché, who was not only the first female film director, but may have been the first person, man or woman to be a film director.