Even in 2018, Hollywood protagonists skew white, male

Reblogged from American / Unionist

ㅤô¿ô …I’ve observed that Hollywood is still portraying trannies as creepy serial killers.

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American / Unionist

By Aristophanes


Culture is slow to change, especially when money is involved. Though recent years have seen Hollywood film studios more likely to take a chance on a minority- or female-led blockbuster — see the success of 2017’s Wonder Woman and 2018’s Black Panther — white, male protagonists are still vastly over-represented relative to their proportion of the general population.

A disparity was apparent for race as well as gender, but the latter divide was much more pronounced.

Males compose 49.2 percent of the United States population, and racially white alone, not Hispanic or Latino, residents compose 60.7 percent of the population. An American Unionist analysis of the 20 highest-grossing, domestically-produced films of 2018 shows males over-represented as protagonists by an additional 30.8 percent, whereas whites were over-represented by an additional 9.3 percent.

For the purposes of this study, only domestic box office figures were used. Films without a clear main…

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