Hollywood Lead Roles for Women Fell in 2014, Study Says

February 10, 2015 8:14 PM

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Hollywood Lead Roles for Women Fell in 2014, Study Says

Last year, only 12% of the top 100 grossing films in Hollywood had female lead characters, a three-point decline from 2013.

A study examining 23,000 roles found that in the top-grossing domestic films of 2014, women were severely underrepresented as protagonists. Furthermore, only 11% of all female characters last year were African-American, and only 4% were Latina or Asian.

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