S4 E3: Loud Murmurs X The Weirdo Podcast: What Female Characters Do We Want More Of On Screen (Part 2)


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This is our Part Two of our two-part International Women’s Day Special Programming, in collaboration with our friends over at The Weirdo Podcast. Listen to Part One here.

Our two-part special centers around the six categories of female characters that we’d like to see on screen. We combed through our Clubhouse discussion notes, our own experiences as pop culture consumers, and compiled this “wishlist” from the viewpoint of an average audience (rather than that of a TV/film industry insider). Some wishes are already being fulfilled while others seem farfetched. But we hope that we can see our collective wishlist being realized: whether on the small screen or big screen, in fanfics or novel. We are manifesting this into the world, now world, let’s make it happen.


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Diaodiao (@diaodiao_yang)




  • 2:45 We want to see representation from Chinese Minority Races without their characters being exoticized
  • 7:40 Women of Minority Races in China should not be reduced to caricatures of sexual resources from exotic regions
  • 10:36 We want to see more Minority Race characters in modern TV shows, rather than “props” in period dramas
  • 11:20 It’s only fair (and rational) that Minority Races get equal representation in TV and films -- these folks want to be seen as well
  • 15:30 We want to see more TV/film creations from a women’s point of view: female directors, cinematographers, etc. What does the “female gaze” look like?
  • 20:54 We want to see authentic female characters, they can be successful and independent, breaking the glass ceiling, as well as sink to the depth of the gutters as a villain
  • 22:03 Breaking the ceiling: how do female characters explore their own lives and self actualize?
  • 29:28 Sinking to the gutters: We want to see pure villains whose motivation hopefully has nothing to do with her partner/kid/family but herself and her yearning for power

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