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.
"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Posted by Tracey at 10:51 PM
More gender-flipped stories I'd like to see on TV: