UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL — Despite movements like Time’s Up and #MeToo dominating the talk in Hollywood, a new study shows both diversity and inclusion are not improving in films.
The “Inequality in 1,100 Popular Films” report from USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative (AII) focuses on the top 100 movies from each of the past 10 years.
There reportedly has not been a significant improvement in the representation of women, minorities, and members of the LGBT and disabled communities in movies.
In fact, the initiative founding director Stacey Smith tells the Hollywood Reporter, the trend for diversity has not moved “downward or upward across multiple years.”
Even leading box office winners like “Wonder Woman” and “Get Out” didn’t help the needle move last year.
Stats show the percentage of female characters with speaking parts remained at 30 percent.
Women of color are still the most marginalized, with the report calling it “an epidemic of invisibility.”