A brother contemplates fatherhood when his older sister and her free-spirited wife ask him to be their sperm donor.
The last ordinary moments between two guys in love become precious in an instant.
A trans woman must dress like a boy to say goodbye to her dying grandmother in Texas.
A married lesbian couple unexpectedly face their relationship issues when they take ballroom dance lessons.
"JANE, 28, athletic but sexy. A natural beauty. Most days she wears jeans, and makes them look good."
This is a tweet by film producer, Ross Putnam, who collects female character descriptions from the dozens of Hollywood scripts sitting on his desk. There is an 80% chance that the screenwriter is male, based on a study on gender statistics in the film industry. There is also an 85% chance the script will go on to be directed by a man and a 78% chance it will be edited by a man.
As a result, most of the big-budget scripts are being scrutinized for their lack of gender awareness. When a writer introduces a new character in his or her story, a WOMAN is usually described by her appearance and a MAN is usually described by his behavior or career.
In honor of International Women’s Day, we compiled all of our badass female characters and made a video. The goal is to spark more conversations about the lack of opportunities for women in the film industry and move people to take action.