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People Are Introducing Male Characters Like Male Screenwriters Describe Women (35 Tweets)

It is no secret that for a long time in Hollywood, there were little to no good female characters. It’s actually still a big problem today, probably because the industry is largely male-dominated. But back in the day especially, female characters existed only as supporting acts for male leads. Many of their character descriptions in screenplays reflected this lack of agency and focused on their “assets,” their role as beautiful objects, rather than any sort of plot-driving device in their own right.

Twitter user @jelenawoehr recently asked her followers to “Introduce a male character like male screenwriters describe women characters” and the results were hilarious.

via Twitter/@jelenawoehr

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