Katiesings, this is a big part of the issue, isn’t it? If almost all the female characters in featured roles are cast because they fit into what general culture would typify as “beautiful”, then doesn’t that feed into the mindset among writers to write parts and introduce characters in the same way, figuring that’s what’s expected.
Beauty is so much more than a person’s physical nature. Maybe the ethos of British and Australian movies will seep into the consciousness of Hollywood. We can only hope!
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