why is it that every time I look at the winners for screenwriting contests, like tonight, they’re all men? seriously! okay, not all, but about 90%, in my not-so-humble opinion. and especially genres! bastards!
what’s the first thing someone asks me when they find out I’m a screenwriter? “Oh you write dramas and/or romantic comedies?”
HELL no. okay, I did write a romantic comedy once but it was as a challenge to myself and believe me, it was a challenge.
I love explosions. I love guns. I love sex. I curse like a sailor (possibly worse, given my creativity). I’m a smartass. I love car chases. badges excite me. (so do handcuffs, but that’s another screenplay… hehehehe) I live for complex, tortured characters. I love characters who can shoot as fast as they can mouth-off, sometimes faster.
with all of that, why do people see a woman’s name and automatically assume she’s going to write something light and fluffy, or a tear-jerker?
okay. end of rant. at least for now.