the percentage of female leads in top-grossing films rose from 31% to 40%. of the female protagonists, 44% appeared in studio features and 55% appeared in independent features.

according to dr martha lauzen, the study's author, this change indicates a positive turn in female representation.

云南快乐十分开奖前3组"we have now seen two consecutive years of substantial gains for female protagonists, indicating the beginning of a positive shift in representation," dr martha tells variety magazine.  

云南快乐十分开奖前3组however, in terms of women from underrepresented groups, the numbers are not as indicative of progress.

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云南快乐十分开奖前3组black women's speaking roles have decreased from 21% to 20% in 2019. asian female characters dropped from 10% in 2018 to 7% in 2019.

overall, only 18% of major female roles were black, 6% were latina and 5% were asian.

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