Film producer Ross Putman has noticed some cringeworthy commonalities in the way women are introduced in the scripts that cross his desk. Namely, that these women are all described as being hot, and the description usually includes what they are (or aren’t) wearing. To shine a light on this unfortunate trend, he started @femscriptintros. The Twitter account launched a little under a day ago and already has more 19,000 followers. Here are a few highlights.
“JANE stands next to it (30’s) dressed in a paramedic’s uniform - blonde, fit, smokin’ hot.”
“A gorgeous woman, JANE, 23, is a little tipsy, dancing naked on her big bed, as adorable as she is sexy. *BONUS PTS FOR BEING THE 1ST LINE”
“Behind a steamy shower door is the indistinguishable but sexy silhouette of JANE showering.”
“JANE, a 19 year old Bunny girl - honey-blonde farmland beauty queen.”
“JANE, 28, athletic but sexy. A natural beauty. Most days she wears jeans, and she makes them look good.”
Again, these are real scripts, and only the characters’ names have been changed. It’s simultaneously hilarious and really, really sad.