Many scholars have analyzed the representation of gender, race, and sexuality in popular culture including two of the assigned readings in this unit. Below is a visual representation of women in popular film production. This study also argues there is an under representation of women in blockbuster film narratives by analyzing DC theaters current showings. Out of the 617 showings, 561 (90%) are stories about men, 31 were movies about ensembles and 25 were movies about women and girls.
Look up the current showings here in your hometown and other metro areas.
- Briefly mention what is showing, where and how often
- Who are the stories about?
- Who are the directors, writers, producers?
- What do you observe about representation based on gender, race, age, ability, and sexuality in the current showings? You need not watch the films, but the trailers, postings, social media, etc.