Mary Sanchez

June 27, 2014 3:15 PM

New role for Geena Davis: Getting Hollywood to fairly portray girls

Consider something as humdrum and seemingly innocuous as crowd scenes. They’re overwhelmingly populated by male characters. Even in animated films, those kid-friendly box office hits that one might assume are held to a higher standard of inclusiveness, female characters are few and far between. In group scenes of family films, only 17 percent of the characters are female.

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