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Producer Ross Putman has got a few films on his resume and gets lots of scripts sent his way. He quickly noticed a recurring theme, a troubling one at that: the initial descriptions of female main characters not only sounded very much the same but were also, quite simply, awful.

So he did what anyone would do: he started a Twitter feed chronicling the ridiculous descriptions. According to @femscriptintros’ bio, “These are intros for female leads [as in the one carrying or helping to carry the movie] in actual scripts I read.” The only revision he makes is changing all the names to Jane. And when you read one, it’s maybe not so bad. Some are actually quite funny. It’s when you go through Putman’s feed and read them all at once that it becomes increasingly frustrating. And blood-boiling.

Putman told Jezebel that the pattern was becoming too hard to ignore and admits, “There are plenty that aren’t offensive, but honestly, most of them have some element—subtle or overt—that plays into latent objectification.”

It seems the main descriptors for many of these writers is that their female main character needs to be “sexy.” Or “fit.” Or “leggy.”

Observe:


We’re not sure what’s sadder — the descriptions themselves, or that we’re pretty sure we’ve seen all these movies.