Stephanie Bourbon: Rom-Com Characterization

LB’S NOTE: One of our fave TV writers-illustrators-screenwriters-vloggers, Stephanie Bourbon, talks about the kinds of characters who make a romantic comedy a hit and “hits” it right on the nose with these archetypes. (Not stereotypes, gang. That’s soo different.)

by Stephanie Bourbon

This week I’m talking about characters in comedy, specifically romantic comedies. What I am seeing in a lot of work that is coming in is the stereotypes of the snarky leading lady-who honestly, no one, not even our leading man, would like because she’s too awful, and the womanizer leading man-who again, why would anyone give him a chance? And then the other characters are throwaways. read article