It’s weird. Despite caring very much about the issues of female representation in film and lack of female writers in hollywood, I have no interest in girl writer meetups.
One of my usual groups is hosting a writing meetup specifically for female writers. And I have no interest.
I’ve never had good experiences in groups based on gender. Inevitably, it feels like we need to talk about our gender and the experience of being a woman and sexism and all that. I have a friend I met through her feminist blog, and whenever we get together, it feels like we have to talk about feminism and women in TV/film. It’s exhausting!
I mean, I don’t want to be here screaming about shitty female characters. I don’t LOOK for them. I just find them everywhere.
I try to mind my own business, but I can only watch Orange is the New Black so many times before I have to take a chance on something that might be sexist.
Honestly, I just want to watch a movie and NOT think why don’t the female characters do anything? I want to be able to watch The Princess Bride and not wonder why all the interesting characters are dudes. I think it’s a satire. Right? So Buttercup being useless but pretty is the point… maybe? Don’t get me wrong. I still love the movie. But I’d rather not have to question why there are, say, 10 important characters and only two of them are women.
I want to go to REGULAR screenwriting meetups and happen to see women there. I don’t want to go to special women screenwriting meetups.
I don’t really want to talk about writing at all.
Can’t we talk about Death Note or something?
(But, you really can’t talk about Death Note without talking about sexism).