If White Dudes Were Erased From Oscar Movies

February 20, 2015 6:49 PM

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If White Dudes Were Erased From Oscar Movies

And so the Academy Award goes to… white dudes. This stark imbalance in both racial and gender diversity in Hollywood is manifested visually on the posters that represent the biggest films of the year. More often than not, white men are selected as the representatives for the movies they star in, even when they have equally signifigant female costars.

To illustrate “Gone Girl,” Ben Affleck is more prominently pictured, despite the fact that the Gone Girl in question is the driving force behind the plot. The main poster for "Interstellar" only shows Matthew McConaughey, and wasn't "Boyhood" as much about the women in the movie as the male characte...

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