OT: Romantic characters
pandinac at tartarus.uwa.edu.au
Thu May 17 09:56:24 EDT 2001
On Thu, 17 May 2001, Rowland, Jennifer A B wrote:
> Female characters are indeed often not as interesting as male ones.
> I think some male writers do not write women at all, just
> collections of stereotypes.
Extract from a love scene from _I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again_
(a sketch comedy show in which the performers were also the writers
and vice versa):
Her: Oh, Tim! You're so manly... so handsome... devilishly
good-looking... so rugged... so strong... You're so
devil-may-care... You're so brave... You're wonderful...
did you write this?
Her: And I'm so plain... ugly... characterless and boring...
did you write that too?
Him: Yes. I never could write for women.
"Hold fast to the one noble thing."
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