Just 8% of SF/fantasy stars are pochos but Zoe Saldaña will save us

by María Purísima on August 4, 2014 in Cultura, El Now, Video

sfdiversityAlmost no science fiction and fantasy movies feature protagonists of color — not to mention women of color — but thankfully we have Zoe Saldaña! Check out this study and awful infographic from Lee & Low Books:

Among the top 100 domestic grossing films through 2014:

  • Only 8% of films star a protagonist of color
  • Of the 8 protagonists of color, all are men; 6 are played by Will Smith and 1 is a cartoon character (Aladdin)
  • 0% of protagonists are women of color
  • 0% of protagonists are LGBTQ
  • 1% of protagonists are people with a disability

But thankfully we have Zoe Saldaña! Can’t wait to see her in Guardians of the Galaxy which “opened big” over the weekend.

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