"[Having an all-female leadership team for Turning Red] made us bolder in our choices and the story. [...] We never shied away from telling those uncomfortable, cringy, awkward details of girl adolescence because a lot of us have experienced it. So any time one of us would be hesitant to include a scene, there would be a chorus of women going, 'no, push it more! You remember how it felt! Make the audience feel that way too!'"
-- Domee Shi
Gao, Rebecca. "Turning Red's director Domee Shi talks periods, puberty and Asian representation." Interview with Domee Shi. Chatelaine, March 9, 2022.