FANGORIA: Why is having a woman’s voice in genre films, specifically horror, so important?
VERA MIAO: I can’t imagine even a semi-persuasive argument the other way, so I’m always a little confused by that question. What’s the downside? It’s simply imperative that women, and people of color, have voices in everything. It feels really basic, like fundamental building blocks to the big stuff – humanity, society, dignity, fairness, empathy, history, future – and to the smaller stuff – good storytelling, fresh perspectives, compelling ideas, and exciting voices.