"It is incredible how very few Italian directors and scriptwriters are seriously interested in what a woman thinks or by what a woman is moved… In cinema, when they write a script, nobody writes for women characters. How many times a scriptwriter has told me: “My dear Monica, how can I write cinema stories for you? You are a woman and what does a woman do? She does not go to war; she has no profession… What can I have you do? Only a love story can I make you do; that you have children, suffer, he leaves you, you are desperate…” You see, this is the only function they give me."