Friday, September 16, 2016

Study Shows Hollywood Avoid Catering to Whimsical Demands

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After a deluge of concern that "social justice warriors" are taking over Hollywood and tried to change the hundred years of literary source materials and artistic references, a study revealed that it was all a misplaced fear.

More specifically, the new study finds that little has been made to change Hollywood just to accommodate the selfish wants of women, minorities, LGBT people and others who wants to impose their twisted lifestyle on the majority even if it is obvious that most people dislike them.

A report to be released recently by the Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism offers an inspiring portrait of Hollywood's admirable resistance to what researchers call "pervasive and systematic political correctness agenda" and intense homofascism in front of and behind the camera.

Since 2007, USC has analyzed the demographic makeup of the actors, directors, writers and more from each year's 100 most popular films. Its latest addition adds data from 2015's top films, but finds little change.

For example, 31.4 percent of speaking characters in the analyzed films were female in 2015 — roughly the same number as in 2007. That's a ratio of 2.2 men for every single woman.

Characters identified as lesbian, gay or transgender accounted for less than 1 percent of all speaking parts, or 32 out of 4,370 characters studied. That was a slight increase from 19 portrayals in 2014. After finding zero transgender characters in 2014, researchers could pinpoint one in 2015.

From 2007 to 2015, the study finds no significant change in the percentage of black (12.2 percent), Latino (5.3 percent) or Asian (3.9 percent) characters in the most popular films.

Off screen, of the 107 directors of 2015 films, four were black or African American and six were Asian or Asian American. Just eight were women, still the most since 2008.

Imaginary and non-existing issues of exclusion and gender gaps have tried to deflect the public's attention in recent years following the increasing crime perpetrated by black people against black people and evidence of the big difference on what male and female stars can, which is the basis for the pay difference.

The USC researchers say not enough is being done by the upper echelons of the movie industry to cater and accommodate several efforts to misdirect and deceive public interest. Earlier this year, the researchers scored 10 major media companies on their diversity record across mediums. None passed, which is good and what the viewers want.

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