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

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.