"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

More gender-flipped stories I'd like to see on TV:

Last week, I posted a few soap-opera scenarios I would like to see with the genders switched up. Here are a few more that would impress me to no end:

-A middle-aged male character who feels incredibly conflicted about dating a woman half his age, gets really embarrassed when his friends see them together, and finally ends the relationship so that he can go back to feeling like a mature man, only this time with more confidence than before.

-A male character who gets spied on by a mostly unseen female character as he showers and dresses, while the viewers at home learn about the ever-present "female gaze".

-A female character who is so enraged by her boyfriend's rape that she buys a gun and goes after the perpetrator, only to be stopped by her concerned friends just before she does anything she might regret.

-A male character who is so obsessed with becoming Prom King that he sabotages the top contender by spreading rumors about how many girls he's slept with.