We've all grown a little too familiar with "Anonymous, Supportive Wife in a Cashmere Turtleneck," "Uptight Careerist Who Needs to Get Laid" and other generic female movie characters. Let's consider some alternatives.
A Pretty OK Guy
"A musician begins to get recognition after a beautiful journalist covers one of his shows. Despite this, he decides to leave the band and care for his two young children when it becomes clear that his brilliant but short-tempered wife's career as a neurosurgeon has made it impossible for her to serve as their primary caretaker. He doesn't resent this shift in roles at all, and he never speaks to or interacts with the journalist again. The journalist does not try to contact him either; in fact, she finds him slightly off-putting."
The (Incidentally) Sapphic Seaside Haunting
"An attractive 60-something lesbian couple buy a bed-and-breakfast in Maine. They enjoy a satisfying sex life that is never explicitly depicted on camera, and neither of them sleeps with the male handyman that they hire. As they prepare the inn for opening day, they discover that it's haunted by the murdered child of the previous owners and are taken on a horrifying supernatural journey. The fact that they are lesbians is evident throughout the film, but doesn't drive the plot in any way."
No Thanks, Mike
"A single woman has a high-powered job that's both fulfilling and demanding. When a fun-loving, irreverent male coworker tries to flirt with her, she politely declines and he leaves her alone. They go on to be supportive coworkers with healthy boundaries. She never marries, but, beginning in her early 50s, she has a totally satisfying long-term love affair with a widower she meets in Gristedes."
Thank God for Whatshisname
"A brilliant scientist accidentally uncovers a disastrous trade secret while working late one night at a bioengineering company. When she blows the whistle, she's terminated and involuntarily committed to a psychiatric institution. She ultimately prevails in her struggle to be heard when an award-winning journalist breaks the story. Through it all, she's supported by a kindhearted, handsome husband, about whom we learn virtually nothing other than that he looks great in a cashmere turtleneck."