How did you first learn about Gil's case?
I read about it in the tabloids and online. I felt myself immediately drawn to the story. As a young woman who lives in New York, it was a really scary reality that this was in the news and not something on a television show.
What made you want to tell this story?
: I worked at Vice and a company called The Verge covering the internet and technology. So when I see a salacious and talked-about story that meets with the internet -- it's kismet. If you can package an intellectual debate in something juicy, that's a good route to making a doc.
What surprised you about Gil?
It surprised me how nervous he was when we first met, in prison. I think he was as nervous as I was. Having somebody who he didn’t know visit him in prison was a scary experience, especially since I was a woman and all the allegations surrounded young women.
Did your gender influence your conversations with Gil?
In broad terms, I think it's really cool to be a female journalist. Not to seem sexist, but I think we're better listeners and less intimidating. As a woman looking at this story where women were the targets, I think it was important that the director was a woman. That being said, the producer is male, the editor is male. It takes all sorts to make a weird movie.
What was your take on Gil's relationship with his family?