There Were More Female Movie Protagonists In 2002 Than There Were In 2014

February 10, 2015 4:46 PM

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There Were More Female Movie Protagonists In 2002 Than There Were In 2014

If you want a guaranteed annual bummer regarding the state of women in Hollywood, today's the day. San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film released the "It’s a Man’s (Celluloid) World" study, which this year indicates there were more female leads on the big screen in 2002 than there were in 2014.

Of the 100 highest-grossing movies, female characters comprised a measly 12 percent of protagonists, according to the study's findings. That's 3 percent lower than 2013's numbers and 4 percent lower than those of 2002, when "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Panic Room" were among...

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