13-12-2018

Gender & Series

Gender.

This word translates one of our society's hottest topics, and a key element of the audiovisual landscape.

Between clichés, stereotypes and dicrimination, some series sometimes fall under tropisms.

At Canneseries, we would like to try and understand the dynamics at work by relaying each week a series of articles, studies and key data decoding the subject.

Behind or in front of the camera, how are stories told, and produced, as well as the gendered identities they identifiy with ?

 

Did you know ?

27%  

It's the rate of women who worked among series directors, producers, editors or directors of photography in 2016-2017.

33% vs. 42%

Programs having at least 1 executive producer in their board count 42% of major female speaking roles vs. 33% when the board is all male.


Source : Boxed In 2016 -17: Women On Screen and Behind the Scenes in Television, Dr Martha M. Lauzen, Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film, San Diego State University - September 2017

 

Study

Beside the pro-women and LGBT series of the platform such as Orange is the new black or Sens8, how does Netflix work with and represent women or deal with gender-related topics ? The study was based on 115 series and their 1912 episodes (without including documentaries, talk or reality shows and animation features).

DISCOVER THE NETFLIX STUDY

 

Ranking


Who were the top 100 most powerful women of the Entertainment industry in 2018?

DISCOVER THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER LIST

 

Gender and Perspective

Felicity Jones and Constance Wu discuss the difficulty of having their voices heard as female jury members, and the lack of female perspective among film critics.

SEE THE VIDEO

 

A Golden Globe nomination for "Pose"

Secondary member of the cast of the first series to put trans women in the spotlight, Billy Porter is running in the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama series.

READ THE ARTICLE

 

Bewitched: Sabrina vs. Buffy

Between Buffy and Sabrina, what progress or bias can be noted when it comes to dealing with female empowerment in the fantastic genre?

READ THE ARTICLE

 

Supers

Bankable and bad-ass, from Jessica Jones to Captain Marvel, female heroes take the (super)-power...

READ THE ARTICLE

 

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