If Male Characters in Movie Scripts Were Described Like Female Characters

Posted on February 13, 2016 at 3:23 pm

A producer in Hollywood has been tweeting the idiotic, objectifying, and sexist descriptions of female characters in movie scripts. He calls them all “Jane.”

JANE, 28, athletic but sexy. A natural beauty. Most days she wears jeans, and she makes them look good.

JANE – his wife, 30’s, beautiful, wearing lingerie – applies lipstick in front of a mirror, making it into an erotic show.

Across from him, his wife, JANE. Also 40, still a knockout. The soft candlelight makes her beauty glow.

JANE, with lengthy blonde hair, enters. Attractive in an effortless way, she carries an alluring and yet forward charm behind a bold smile.

Slate has taken it one step further, imagining male characters described that way.

A vision in brown robes that caress his shapely curves, OBI WAN strides toward LUKE, placing his thick, pleasure-ready fingers over LUKE’s eyes before revealing the supple visage beneath his hood in a rapid striptease.

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