The ‘Cool Girl’ Trope: Real Life Fantasy, Screenwriting Nightmare
Sometimes when you’re writing a new screenplay or pilot, you want to develop a character you think takes on the normal tropes or stereotypes. But sometimes that trope subversion is actually the new trope.
Yeah, I know, it’s a brain twister. But stick with me.
Today I want to talk about cool girls.
No, I’m not talking about your mother.
I’m talking about the character who pops off the page and can attract all sorts of actors, depending on the role’s execution.
Photo Credit: Film Still from ‘Mean Girls’