I was reading this article about Title IX in the New York Times when it dawned on me that slowly but surely sports movies are about women too.
When it comes to movies, particularly those about sports, we have always defined male characters as “jocks,” or “nerds,” and, quite often, the sport the character participates in has helped define them. But what about female characters? Aside from “cheerleader,” there hasn’t been a lot for females to do in sports films.
As an exercise:
Asking yourself what sport the female character in your story would play. It’s a great way to understand how a female character works and can add a new dimension to your story.