Can you make that character a man?






Yes, that was a conversation I had with a literary agent regarding a screen play I wrote. It was a great character. But it was a woman.  And the story had a lot of “chick time” (yes, this a while ago when that kind of phrase was popular).  The representation with the agent didn’t last long.  But I still carry the echo of that question with me when I watch some of the current movies playing now:  Can you make that character a woman? 

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1 Comment

  • By Nancy Beverly, August 5, 2011 @ 1:51 pm

    Imagined conversation: Agent, “Can you make that character a man?” Me, “Can you run that letter opener through your chest?”

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