Can we talk?
A new study by Polygraph is out, and it breaks down who is speaking in roughly 2,000 of Hollywood's finest films. With real data, the study seeks to answer the question: Is Hollywood really as sexist and racist as it is often accused of being? (Spoiler alter: yes.) What's especially piqued BroadMinded's interest was this fun chart, illustrating that women in Hollywood are given fewer and fewer speaking roles as they age--while men are the exact opposite, and their lines increase as they get older. (Although, after the 42-65 glory days, it seems that male actors also experience ageism in the form of silencing).
Hollywood, I think we need to talk. Literally.
Chart part of larger study by Polygraph.