Study: Women Wrote Only 21% of Reviews on 2015-17’s Top Films, POC Just 17% | Women and Hollywood

new study from Dr. Stacy L. Smith and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative shows that, unfortunately, the severe underrepresentation of women critics and critics of color found in Annenberg’s recent “Critic’s Choice?” report as well as research from Dr. Martha M. Lauzen is no fluke. Those studies found that white men dominate the film criticism profession by examining reviews of the top 100 films of 2017 and films released in spring 2018, respectively. Conducted in partnership with Time’s Up, Annenberg’s latest report, “Critic’s Choice II,” examines reviews of the top 300 films from 2015-2017 and “reveals that the inequality we see among critics is not a one-time problem,” according to Smith. “These are stable patterns that demonstrate that the conversation surrounding films and their value is not an inclusive one.”

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