Sheila McLaughlin (born 1950) is an American lesbian feminist director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and photographer. She wrote and directed the controversial film, She Must Be Seeing Things (1987). Her debut feature film, Committed (1984), which she co-directed with writer Lynne Tillman, is an experimental narrative of the life of Frances Farmer, shot on a very low budget of $45,000. McLaughlin’s films have been described as presenting “a grasp of a developing new feminist language of cinema.”
McLaughlin left filmmaking to practice acupuncture.