Since she shares an office and Don is usually working, she feels his office is a good place to find solitude. In these scenes, I had a specific request of Tom Sadoski; I didn’t want him to touch me. A lot of times when men see women cry, they think they should touch or hug them and “rescue them.” I hate that. Sometimes when you’re sad or angry, you just want someone to be there to hear you, give you space and respect that the last thing you want is for someone to placate you…It was important to me that Sloan didn’t crumble or become manic or hyper. Sloan was victimized, but it doesn’t make her the victim. I wanted to show that Sloan may have taken a hit, but she didn’t get knocked down. As a woman, it’s important to me that Sloan knows how to take care of herself and doesn’t let someone else’s actions or opinions define who she is.
When you write a song like Forrest Gump, the subject can’t be androgynous. It requires an unnecessary amount of effort. I don’t fear anybody … " He laughs, making eye contact at last, his face lighting up, " … at all. So, to answer your question, yes, I could have easily changed the words. But for what? I just feel like it’s just another time now. I have no interest in contributing to that, especially with my art. It’s the one thing that I know will outlive me and outlive my feelings. It will outlive my depressive seasons.
—Frank Ocean, in an interview with The Guardian