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    Hollywood’s as White, Male as Before Diversity Movements

    Time’s not up for supplanting Hollywood’s White male-dominated culture. The #MeToo and #OscarsSoWhite movements raised Tinseltown’s awareness, but underrepresentation has persisted over 10 years, a University of Southern California study of 1,100 popular films has found. Last year, only 33 of the top 100 movies had female leads, and that’s barely changed since 2007. Women of color rarely helmed productions, and disabled and LGBT representation were also lackluster. Change won’t come easy, researchers said, but reaching basic parity quickly could be accomplished by adding five women annually to the top 100 films.

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