Lily James and Emily Beecham star in "The Pursuit of Love".

New Shows + Movies by Women — July 30, 2021

There are only two new entries this week, but both are well reviewed character pieces. That’s a light week, so if you’re looking for more options or different genres, remember that this feature runs every Friday. There’s an archive that’s 75 articles long. It’s full of series and movies directed by women.

That covers projects across every genre, from dozens of different countries, hosted on streaming platforms both common and niche. It’s there for you to explore.

Let’s dive into this week’s entries:


The Pursuit of Love (Amazon)
showrunner Emily Mortimer

“The Pursuit of Love” is based on the novel by Nancy Mitford. Two women in pre-World War II Britain obsess over love, marriage, and sex in the looming shadow of social and political division. Lily James, Emily Beecham, Dominic West, Andrew Scott, and writer-director Emily Mortimer star.

Emily Mortimer, of course, also starred in “The Newsroom”, “Hugo”, “Shutter Island”, and “Transsiberian”, just to name a few. This is the second series she’s written and first she’s directed.

This is a three episode miniseries. You can watch “The Pursuit of Love” on Amazon.


Lorelei (VOD)
directed by Sabrina Doyle

Wayland is released from prison after 15 years. He encounters Dolores, an ex from high school who now has three children of her own. The two reconnect and try to build something in the shadow of personal and economic trauma and loss. Jena Malone and Pablo Schreiber star.

This is the first feature written or directed by Sabrina Doyle.

See where to rent “Lorelei”.

Take a look at new shows + movies by women from past weeks.

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