Screenwriter Phil Clarke is on a mission to help writers develop better female characters in storytelling. He interviewed 50 actresses and women in the film industry to weigh in, and I had the pleasure of being one of these “Fab 50” women.
Some highlights from my input:
In Part II:
FOCUS ON THE PHYSICAL
I’d like to give the final word to actress, singer and producer Isabella Tugman who covers many of the points raised in this article:
❝Men get more roles, more dialogue, more character variances, and more diverse representation. In the real world, women have just as varied a spectrum of characteristics and experiences as men, yet female portrayal in film has been far more limited. I find it insightful to think of a distinctive male role, like that of the brilliant autistic man portrayed by Dustin Hoffman in “Rain Man”, and attempt to recall a similar female role in a film, if there’s ever been one.