Crushing study is here to remind you TV and film aren’t diverse enough
Film is still fighting an uphill battle — and despite appearances to the contrary, so is TV.
A comprehensive study from USC Annenberg has detailed the lack of diversity in both media, tracking 109 movies and 305 broadcast,
cable, and digital TV series released in 2014. The study analyzed gender, racial/ethnic and LGBT representation both on and off screen.
The not-so-shocking twist: Diverse representation is still sorely lacking across both TV and film, even though television has gained relative praise in recent years for being more diverse than its big-screen counterpart.