He referred to himself as the “forgotten man.”
“I made more movies directed by women and about women than any filmmaker, and I’m talking about 30 years ago. I’m not talking about now when it’s vogue. I did it first! I pioneered it! It all got eviscerated because of what happened,”
“Gwyneth Paltrow in 2003 got $10 million to make a movie called ‘View from the Top,’ She was the highest-paid female actor in an independent film. Higher paid than all the men.”
Madonna told him to go see the documentary “Paris is Burning”.
“I understood the celebratory nature of the film and bought the distribution rights. The same thing is true for ‘Transamerica’ [for] which Felicity Huffman got an Academy Award.”
“I want this city to recognize who I was instead of what I’ve become. I made a success out of myself. I had no money, and I built quite an empire with Miramax and decided to give back. If you remember who I was then, you might want to question some of this.”source