Women made “unprecedented gains” as protagonists in the top-grossing films of 2019, but “moviegoers are still almost twice as likely to see a male character as a female character in a speaking role,” according to a new report from San Diego State University.
The latest installment of the annual “It’s a Man’s (Celluloid) World” report found that women achieved “recent historic highs” as lead characters in last year’s biggest hits.
Progress is good, but it’s important to note that males comprised 63% of major characters, and 66% of all speaking roles.
Females made up 34% of all speaking roles, a decrease of 1 percentage point from 35% in 2018. In speaking roles, men outnumbered women 2-to-1. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN