Mike Mills on Research

“As a heterosexual, cisgender guy talking about women, I was very worried and wanted to find where my limitations were and sort of make them part of the piece. And also writing is such an isolating practice, it’s such a horribly isolating practice, I was desperate just to go and meet other people and kind of work in a slightly more journalistic way, and do interviews and try to find little nuggets of details I could insert in my story… 

It [adds] a slightly documentary, slightly journalistic flavor to the writing practice and it gets you out of your little cell.”

— Mike Mills
from his Fresh Air interview with Terry Gross

Mike Mills (Writer/Director) 20th-Century Women, Beginners, Thumbsucker

Mike Mills on The Treatment (28 minute podcast)

Fresh Air interview with Mike Mills  (45 minute podcast)

1 year ago