Infographic of the Day: Gender Inequality in Film (spoiler alert: there’s a lot)


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The New York Film Academy has put together this informative infographic demonstrating the gender inequality endemic in film-making. But there’s some hope. Check it out below the jump.

New York Film Academy takes a look at gender inequality in film

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  • http://feministing.com/members/cpaschyn/ Christina Paschyn

    Speaking of sexism in Hollywood films…

    Check out my blog post on how the Jupiter Ascending trailer marginalizes the actual main character of the film. Probably because she’s a woman, and, you know, apparently people apparently won’t go see a movie with a female protagonist. Sigh.

    http://www.femitup.com/jupiter-ascending-or-not-another-male-character-saves-the-day/

  • http://feministing.com/members/andejoh/ John

    I wonder how they defined partially naked and sexualized dress. Some how I don’t think topless men counted as either so that’s probably another inequality.