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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.

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