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'Imaginary Order' Director Experienced Sexism on Her Own Set

Although Debra Eisenstadt was on the set of her own film, “Imaginary Order,” the director said she was still “battling a lot of sexism.” The filmmaker revealed that the crew questioned her direction, forcing her to fire an assistant director due to his behavior.

“The AD’s talking over me or having separate conversations and I have to fire him because he’s disrespecting my role, but that’s because he’s a man and I’m a woman,” she said during the Variety Studio at Sundance presented by AT&T.

Imaginary Order” stars Wendi McLendon-Covey as a woman who becomes the object of a teenage neighbor boy’s obsession after she begins house-sitting for her sister. It premiered on Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival.

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