Can she carry her own story? Is she three dimensional? Is she not supposed to represent an idea? Is she flawed? Does she make it to the third act? If so, congratulations: You’ve got a Strong Female Character on your hands. If not, she represents any one of many lady stereotypes, from Suffering Wife (think Marge Simpson) to Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Find your favorite fictional woman on Overthinking It’s handy Female Character Flowchart.
Written by Judy Berman