100 Women We Love 2014

From professors, to musicians, to activists, we present to you 2014’s 100 Women We Love.

Ingrid Jungermann

″Transforming the dark parts of my brain into something that I, and I hope others, can laugh at″ is the M.O. behind Ingrid Jungermann´s two critically lauded web series, The Slope and F to 7th. The former followed the on-again, off-again relationship between Jungermann and her co-star, Desiree Akhavan, within the lesbian fishbowl of Brooklyn´s Park Slope. F to 7th, a ″homoneurotic web series,″ continues Jungermann´s search for relevance in an evolving gay milieu. Its two seasons have featured turns by New York icons Janeane Garofalo, Amy Sedaris, Gaby Hoffmann, Michael Showalter, Olympia Dukakis and Kristen Connolly. ″I make films and web series that give the LGBT community a chance to celebrate, share and laugh at our imperfections. I believe true equality is achieved only when you share your own insecurities and shortcomings,″ she says. Critics agree. Jungermann is now developing a TV series based on F to 7th and a feature film, Women Who Kill-a crime comedy about love and death-while pursuing an MFA at NYU´s Graduate Film School. Her mix of self-deprecating humor, satire and comic timing, plus her knack for poking holes in the often-silly lesbian zeitgeist, has landed the Brooklyn-based filmmaker on Out´s 100 People of the Year and Filmmaker Magazine´s 25 Faces of Independent Film. -KL

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