Study: Female Protagonists Continue to Disappear From Film

February 10, 2015 5:11 PM

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Study: Female Protagonists Continue to Disappear From Film

2014's most popular release was the female-led The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, a film that boasts not only a teen-girl protagonist, but also counts among its prominent characters a woman president and a female filmmaker.

But Katniss was a rarity among last year's top 100 grossing films, of which only 12% featured a female protagonist, according to a new study by Dr. Martha Lauzen at the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University. That figure represents a whopping drop of 3 per...

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