Huffpost Entertainment

Gender Inequality In Film By The Numbers (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted: Updated:
KATNISS EVERDEEN
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" features a female lead, but it's in the minority. | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Can Angelina Jolie hang with Hollywood's leading men, like Robert Downey Jr. and Denzel Washington? Just barely.

The war against gender inequality in film rages on with the New York Film Academy's latest findings. The school compiled data regarding the depiction of women in the top 500 movies from 2007 to 2012. The results are, unfortunately, in line with the continued rumblings emerging from the industry as of late, in which Sweden has introduced the Bechdel test and a USC study found that 70 percent of the speaking roles in 2012's 100 highest-grossing movies belonged to men.

The NYFA describes its study thusly: "In light of the record-breaking opening of the female-led action film 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' this past weekend, the New York Film Academy decided to take a closer look at women in film and what, if any, advancements women are making. After reviewing the data, it is clear that Hollywood remains stuck in its gender bias. Of course, it’s not all disparaging news and there are a number of female filmmakers, characters, and emerging talent challenging the status quo. In addition, in the independent sphere, women made up roughly half of the directors at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, yet still struggle when it comes to films receiving a wide release. By shedding light on gender inequality in film, we hope to start a discussion about what can be done to increase women’s exposure and power in big-budget films."

Take a look at the infographic compiled by the NYFA below.

New York Film Academy takes a look at gender inequality in film

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post indicated that Sweden's adoption of the Bechdel test was mandatory. Instead, participating theaters are doing so electively.

Related on HuffPost:

Close
Best Female Duos In Movies
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Gender Inequality in 500 Popular Films - USC Annenberg School for ...

Gender Inequality in Film: In Infographic Form | Filmmakers, Film ...

Gender Inequality in Film - An Infographic - New York Film Academy

Women and Men in Film: Gender Inequality among Writers in ... - Jstor

What gender inequality in film looks like, by the numbers - Metro.us

Laura Linney On Gender Inequality In Film Business: 'It's Unhealthy ...

USC Study Confirms Gender Inequality in Film -- Vulture

Gender inequality still has a starring role in Hollywood, USC study

Gender Inequality in Film and the 8 Most Unsurprising Revelations From a Fresh ...

Consider Gender Inequality

Swedish cinema's use of the Bechdel test is a provocation that works

Why The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen is a role model for our times

Swedish cinemas introduce feminist movie rating

For Women to Be Seen and Heard

'Catching Fire' Wins at Weekend Box Office