Gender-blind casting

I've been collecting screenwriting blogs for my Google Reader, and came across John August's blog post about The Bechdel Test.. I already had some familiarity with the test (and its various criticisms), but for those still in the dark: Anyway, I then made the mistake of reading the blog comments. I should know by now that reading comments on the internet is bad for my health and I end up wanting to smack someone. The usual arguments came through: "more women should write then", "but all women do is talk about men", "women want to have discussions instead of fight", "maybe men AND women just don't want to see women talk", etc. etc. ad nauseam. I then read a persuasive argument from Overthinking It that Hollywood clearly had no idea what Strong Female Character meant, and that we could articulate it more clearly: Strong Character, Female. Which led me to consider one of my favourite things: colourblind casting. For those unfamiliar, it is the casting...
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One True Love: TV

As I continue to await feedback on my Steampunk Assassins re-draft and plod onward with my Old!Robin Hood attempt, my pet editor drew my attention to Red Planet's competition. The brief is to write an original sixty minute pilot or play for television. Television is my love. I adore TV. At the moment, I'm crushing on Doctor Who, Glee, Merlin, and Castle. Past loves include The West Wing and Battlestar Galactica. Therefore, there was no way I was going to turn down this competition, no matter how many other projects I have on the go! My first idea was for a British space agency comedy-drama, but I realised that the season plan wouldn't really go anywhere and that hit a dead end. Then, I picked up my trusty Save the Cat book and out fell an old page of notes for a film I was planning in 2008. A film I later decided would be a much better TV series...and therefore abandoned. After a quick...
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