Big Data: Movie Talk by Gender and Age

Posted on April 9, 2016 at 8:00 am

Copyright Polygraph 2016
Copyright Polygraph 2016

Polygraph has taken 2000 movie scripts and broken them down by gender, showing that in, for example Disney films, men have more than 60% of the lines, even in films like “Mulan,” which has a female lead and is explicitly about a female’s wish to have the opportunities and responsibility of the males. Women had the majority of lines in just 22% of the films. They look at age as well and helpfully make the data available so you can do your own analysis.

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