Friday, May 21, 2021

The Rock

A new analysis of 1,300 films released from 2007 to 2019 found that just 5.9 percent of speaking characters were Asian or Pacific Islander.  Of the 1,300 films, just 44 had a lead or co-lead actor who was API, and in just six of them that lead or co-lead was a woman.  In fact, in 14 of the 44 films where the lead actor was API, that actor was Dwayne Johnson. 

-- Nancy Wang Yuen, Stacy L. Smith, Katherine Pieper, Marc Choueiti, Kevin Yao and Dana Dinh, in a report from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, via Numlock News: May 21, 2021

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