New research on the film industry has concluded that "female characters are not equal and they are not aspirational".
The research objective was to examine the prevalence and nature of female characters in popular films across the 10 most profitable territories internationally, namely, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. Based on a sample of 120 films containing 5,799 speaking or named characters, the research uncovered some interesting facts, including:
Access the report here.
Commissioned by the New York-based Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, the research was undertaken with support from UN Women and The Rockefeller Foundation.