It’s a Man’s (Celluloid) World: On-Screen Representations of Female Characters in the Top 100 Films of 2011

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martha_lauzenby Martha M. Lauzen, Ph.D.
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In 2011, females remained dramatically under-represented as characters in film when compared with their representation in the U.S. population.  Last year, females accounted for 33% of all characters in the top 100 domestic grossing films.  This represents an increase of 5 percentage points since 2002 when females comprised 28% of characters.

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