Study: The Number of Female Speaking Characters in Top Films Hasn’t “Meaningfully Increased Since 2007”

Dr. Stacy L. Smith and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative have released their latest study, “Inequality in 1,300 Popular Films: Examining Portrayals of Gender, Race/Ethnicity, LGBTQ & Disability from 2007 to 2019,” and the findings are, well, familiar. Per a press release, the authors have concluded that “Hollywood movies perpetuate a lack of inclusive representation…