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Courtney ‘comes out’ as a director with ‘The Good Time Girls’

“I was always like, ‘I don’t want to stay in my lane, because I don’t care if the costumes look good if the set doesn’t look good if the hair and make-up doesn’t look good.’ I realized that there was sort of a pattern, that I always was really consumed by the overall picture of a film.”

Courtney Hoffman made her directional debut with Refinery29’s Shatterbox Anthology film ‘The Good Time Girls‘. The brilliantly powerful short is Hoffman’s take on the classic Western – with women at the heart of the story. The cast, many of whom were women who had worked with Courtney before as a costume designer, consists of both major stars, and up-and-coming actresses, such as Laura Dern, Alia Shawkat and Annalise Basso.

In a Q&A with the director on Refinery29 Hoffman explains why she didn’t think she could be a female director, what she learned from the project and ‘The Good Time Girls’ surprising connection to Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’.

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