This Viral Twitter Account Shows Just How Sexist Hollywood Is

We talk a lot about sexism in Hollywood (along with ageism, racism, and general discrimination against pretty much all people except for privileged white men). It is real. And it is not spectacular.

But the world rarely gets a true look at how these dynamics play out on a micro level, starting with words on the page. One industry insider — a producer named Ross Putman — is putting it all out there on Twitter, revealing actual female lead descriptions from real scripts. (Putnam has not yet returned Refinery29's request for comment.)

Putman changes all names to "Jane," but otherwise leaves the text alone, sharing entries one at a time. As you scroll through the Twitter page, a disappointingly predictable pattern emerges. Before we know anything else about her, we're told that "Jane" is beautiful — even when she is tired, or slightly beyond her model-esque prime, or crouched in a science lab, or wearing blue jeans.

The descriptions of these characters are, in a word, enraging — and indicative of how far women haven't come in show business. But don't take our word for it. Check them out for yourself.
Twitter.
Twitter.
Twitter.
Twitter.
Twitter.
Twitter.
Twitter.
Twitter.
Twitter.
Twitter.
Twitter.
Twitter.
Twitter.

More from News

One of Laguna Beach's original cast members gave birth to a baby girl in Newport Beach, CA, on Saturday. Morgan Smith, who starred on the first and second ...
No, She didn't sing, "The Stars Are Blind
Update: The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office charged the two male protesters that stormed the stage during Ryan Lochte's performance during Dancing With ...
You could spend all day critiquing the media for the lack of compelling content created by and starring women. But why not put the kind of female-centric...
Chrissy Teigen confirms that her life is just too too cute
The actor will not be attending a screening of the film Voyage of Time this evening. Though he narrates the documentary film, Pitt says he will not be ...
Two weeks ago, Nick Gordon was found responsible for the 2015 death of one-time girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by her ...
Just when we thought we couldn't handle any more Hollywood romances ending, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber broke up. "Over the past few months we've ...
Viola Davis wants people to rethink what it means to be a survivor of sexual assault. In a speech benefitting the Rape Foundation, the How to Get Away ...
We've been waiting for this news ever since President Obama announced that the White House would host South by South Lawn. The official lineup is here, ...
Dusty Rose Levine 9/21/16 A photo posted by Adam Levine (@adamlevine) on Sep 23, 2016 at 9:40pm PDT Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Levine have ...
Update: Marion Cotillard's longtime partner, Guillaume Canet, has also weighed in on the Pitt-Jolie divorce rumors. In a post on Instagram, he wrote a long...
Fact: When a woman turns 30, she can do whatever the fuck she wants. To be sure, a woman can do just about anything just about anytime she wants. The ...
Last month, Star Wars star Daisy Ridley abruptly quit Instagram. The internet assumed that online bullying spurred her departure, because, well, the ...