Film producer shares shocking intros for women in scripts

Female actress

A US film producer is sharing some of the eye-opening ways that women characters are being described by scriptwriters.

Ross Putman is tweeting intros for female leads in scripts that he's read.

He says he changes all names to Jane to protect writers' identities.

Ross says that he "couldn't make them up if I tried" - after one person asked him whether the scripts are real.

He's already gained more than 37,000 followers, despite only starting to tweet as @femscriptintros on Wednesday.

Ross says he plans on posting all female intros, not just negative ones.

"But you will notice quite a few are... well, similarly problematic," he comments.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence triggered a big debate on gender inequality and Hollywood sexism last October.

She said she got mad at herself for failing to negotiate when she found out she was getting paid less than her male co-stars.

The Hunger Games actress said there was "an element of wanting to be liked that influenced my decision to close the deal without a real fight".

British actress Rachel Weisz told Newsbeat she thinks there's a difference between stories for male and female characters in cinema.

"Women are actually not allowed to be difficult, interesting, complex, three-dimensional," she said.

"Female characters have to be sweeter and more likeable than a male character would have to be."

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