Here’s a question for all the women in the audience: are you more like Jane…
Or maybe Jane?
Yes, there’s a Jane for every gal in the world of Hollywood, as producer Ross Putman is proving on his Twitter feed.
He’s started posting the introduction line for female characters (with names replaced) in actual scripts he’s actually received. See if you can spot a pattern.
It’s a pointed reminder of the appalling state of female roles, something many in the industry have complained about for years. Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams railed against these pithy introductions in an interview with RadioTimes.com last year.
“Me and Jenna [Coleman] were talking about it. When you get a script they always include a sentence or two about the character, something like – Jason: 36, strong, built, quick, witty and a description of his personality.”
“There there’s his girlfriend – Sarah: hot, blonde. And that’s it! ‘Hot looking but in a cute way.’ That’s your character!”
We don’t know what she’s complaining about – there’s plenty of material in all of the scripts Putman highlights for an actress to sink her teeth into.
As long as you can wear a burlap dress like the Venus de Milo…
…or are some sort of erotic Hoover Dam.