DZ-20: Writing Strong Secondary Characters – Trinity, Bechdel and a Bamboo Killer

Chas & Stu are joined by Bamboo Killer (aka Emily Blake) – one of the co-hosts of the Chicks Who Script podcast. They take a critical look at secondary female characters in mainstream movies through the lens of the oft-cited Bechdel test and the new, less-cited, Trinity Syndrome. The Trinity Syndrome berates movies for creating a “Strong Female Character With Nothing To Do” (like Trinity in the Matrix sequels) and raises a list of questions for filmmakers to ask themselves about their (female) characters.