According to a new study roles for women in movies have hit an all time low in 5 years. Despite so many epic films with female leads like The Hunger Games, Bridemaids and Twilight, no one is writing roles for women. Shocking! To no one with eyes.
The Daily Mail reports, “Female roles in the biggest blockbusters plummeted to a five-year low, a new study reveals. When women did appear, they were often portrayed scantily-clad sexual objects. Teen girls were provocatively-dressed 56 percent of the time they appeared on screen. Men wore provocative attire only 6percent of the time, according to the report by the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. The startling lack of women in last year’s 500 biggest films comes despite notable successes of movies with female leads.”
This is interesting because three years ago 1/3 of all roles were played by women.
“Overall, though, directors cast fewer women in films last year than in any of the five previous years. Just 28 percent of all speaking roles in the top 500 movies of 2012 were female. Only six percent of films featured a cast that was roughly evenly balanced between men and women.Three years ago, nearly one third of the top movie roles were women.”
Great. It’s great to be an actress. It’s great to be a woman. Or as Liz Lemon put it, “NO IT’S NOT! BECAUSE SOCIETY!”
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