Disability Representation In Family Films Hits Historic High

Characters with disabilities are increasingly playing leading roles in the nation’s most popular family films, according to a new analysis. There was a lead character with a disability in 8 percent of the 100 top-grossing family films last year, a historic high. By contrast, this statistic sat at just 1 percent for most of the last decade. The findings come from a report looking at the representation of race, gender, sexuality, age, body size and disability in films released in 2019 that was produced by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University. Read More…

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