The Gender Gap On The Big Screen

September 26, 2014

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The Dish

Female Characters

Alyssa Rosenberg flags new research on female characters in film:

[W]hen a new study from the Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media, produced by the scholars at the Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern California Annenberg, rounded up the representation of women in movies from the world’s top-ten markets outside of the United States, I was curious. Are audiences in Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, South Korea and the United Kingdom accustomed to see women on screen in numbers and in ways that might force the heavily-male American movie industry to cater to their preferences?

She explains the “mixed” results:

The study’s authors looked at the movies that played in those countries’ theaters between the beginning of 2010 and May 1, 2013. During that time, 29.3 percent of characters in American movies were female. Seven countries had a higher percentage of female characters in movies–Australia…

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