Study: There are fewer women in lead roles in top films than there were in 2002

February 11, 2015 1:07 AM

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Not only was there no progress in the number of female leads in top films last year, the numbers are actually more dire than they were in 2002.

So says the latest study by San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film. According to the center, only 12 percent of protagonists in the top 100 highest-grossing domestic films of 2014 were female. In 2002, it was 16 percent.

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