With Around 90% of Female Screenwriters Writing Korean TV Dramas, Does It Pass The Bechdel Test?

Jun 11, 2019 20:14


In Korea the number of female TV screenwriters is close to 90%. In contrast, only 27% of all U.S. network directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors and photography directors are women.
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zharia June 12 2019, 01:29:40 UTC
lets see if this post will be lowkey racist like the last post about high heels in japan. so many ridiculous generalizations and pontificating from western ontd users as if the us and europe don't have their own sexist bullshit that dominates culture in different ways.

i used to watch so many more kdramas than I do now - i'm so picky now! i don't have any other thoughts to share besides i am loving how couples get to actually fuck now. watching 24 episodes of goong for like one one minute makeout on a bed vs. things like hwayugi (SO MANY HOT MAKE OUTS) and Something in the Rain (they have sex in like the THIRD episode omg!) has made me happy, lol. I will say I prefer dramas where the couple faces adversity together as opposed to dramas where they are constantly at odds, if that makes sense. I really enjoyed 90% of both Something in the Rain and Hwayugi for different reasons - Hwayugi was hilarious, Something was adorable and really nailed the regular relationship moments.

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apathycollusion June 12 2019, 01:57:16 UTC
"lets see if this post will be lowkey racist like the last post about high heels in japan. so many ridiculous generalizations and pontificating from western ontd users as if the us and europe don't have their own sexist bullshit that dominates culture in different ways."

I must have missed that post but I'll take your word for it. Hmm, different cultures equals different ways they deal with certain situations. East Asia is predominately embedded in Confucius values, but change is slow and steady.

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yeezy June 12 2019, 02:13:03 UTC
i feel like something in the rain was the exception tho, from what i've seen most dramas still won't have the couple have sex or they'll do it till the end, but at least the era of dead fish kisses is dead lol

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apathycollusion June 12 2019, 02:20:19 UTC
I hate dead fish kisses, like I can't. Master's Sun a drama I love had those kisses and I was like huh??

From the clips I've seen, it seems like network tv is slowly getting a bit cable esque w/ their skin-ship/kisses.

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yeezy June 12 2019, 02:25:12 UTC
yes, they're a lot better now even when they still do the wide eye thing lol 🙌

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apathycollusion June 12 2019, 02:33:43 UTC
LOL. Progress though!!

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zharia June 12 2019, 03:27:09 UTC
that's a bummer!! i haven't watched much in the past few years besides goblin, do bong soon, hwayugi, and something in the rain so my sample size is very limited!

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apathycollusion June 12 2019, 03:32:55 UTC
Watch Oh My Venus, Jealously Incarnate, and Its Okay, That's Love. (All 3 of these shows show healthy/strong female leads who aren't afraid to confess their love/their thirst lol. Seriously its more frank/open about sex done in a more mature manner.

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pseudonygma June 12 2019, 05:15:45 UTC
Jealously Incarnate is hilarious but I feel like the ending is a bit conservative given the way the characters were building up.

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scionofawhisper June 12 2019, 03:08:14 UTC
Just because other places have their own problems doesn't mean they can't talk about problems in Japan?

I read the news in Japanese all the time to practice my Japanese and so the first I read of the problem was there, and it happens after you read stuff you form opinions and thoughts. I lived there for a year and a half which isn't long, but what, we're not supposed to have an opinion cause our home countries have some problems too? I'm aware of my country's problems but I also happen to be aware of whats going on in Japan and consume a shit ton of it's media and news.

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zharia June 12 2019, 03:26:24 UTC
that's not what I said or I implied at all. Many, and most people, because it is human nature, are quick to recognize and point out problems in places that they have little to no context or understanding of when they deviate from their own personal norms. As a westerner who lived in Asia, it was easy for me to find things that I thought were wildly problematic (including your photo and mental health history on job applications!) while being blind to the things that are heinous in my own country because they don't affect me (police brutality, health care access, maternal mortality rates). It wouldn't be fair or right of me to generalize the places I lived based on those issues. The problem is when people generalize while lacking perspective - which ONTD does to a very high degree in regards to almost everything involving asia or asians.

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