Add Heather Graham‘s name to the list of actresses who want to be directors.
The 44-year-old actress who is known for her sexy roles in “Boogie Nights,” “Swingers,” two “Hangover” movies and, currently, “Californication,” in which she plays what she calls a “ridiculous” character who is the object of desire of younger men, is ready to turn the tables on Hollywood.
“I’m not saying the movie business isn’t sexist. It’s totally sexist,” she told the latest issue of Esquire. “If you look at all the movies being made these days, eighty percent of them are about men.”
But Graham said she’s not bitter.
“There’s not much I can do about it. It’s a sexist world and a sexist industry,” she told the magazine. “But I’ve been very lucky as an actress, to work as much as I have and as consistently as I have.”
Instead, Graham revealed, she has written a script that she plans to direct this summer.
“When you don’t see the kind of stories out there that represent you, you have to make them yourself,” she said in the interview.
Graham’s screenplay was inspired by a book called “Extended Massive Orgasm” that “looks at sex in terms of what gets a woman off, as opposed to what gets a man off,” she said.
The script, she said, looks at sex from a woman’s viewpoint, “specifically women who like having sex.”
“I don’t see anything in film about women who want to have sex,” Graham said. “I don’t see myself and my friends represented. When do you ever get to see a movie from the point of view of a woman who’s more interested in having really great orgasms than finding a husband? I would say almost never.“