"I think this is a thing that will not change in whatever I’m lucky enough to make in the future: a constant prioritizing of the pleasure principle. In some ways, it’s why I’m not the primary audience for contemporary American independent film. There’s a sort of gritty American naturalism that lacks an engagement with desire. I lament the moving away from sensual pleasures in cinema."
The work of the Jane Collective—a group of women who brought together people who needed abortions and people who were willing to provide them—went far beyond helping people get a medical procedure they needed; it was also an effort to realize a more empathetic, transparent, and thoughtful vision for reproductive healthcare.