Whether she'd like to admit it or not, Gerwig is basically the pioneer of mumblecore, a subgenre of indie film which is characterized by low budget production values, amateur actors and very naturalistic dialogue. After starring in, writing and directing mumblecore films like Hannah Takes the Stairs and Nights and Weekends—not to mention, starring in hipster demigod Whit Stillman's Damsels in Distress—Greta is essentially the first lady of the culture.