Hollywood elevated the numbers of homosexual and bisexual characters in films in 2019, however most of them had solely fleeting display time and there have been no transgender characters in any respect, in accordance with a survey launched on Thursday.
The Studio Accountability Index from LGBTQ media advocacy group GLAAD confirmed that of the 118 movies launched by the most important Hollywood studios in 2019, twenty-two (18.6%) had LGBTQ characters, together with movies corresponding to Bombshell, Rocketman, Judy and Booksmart.
It marked a slight enhance on 2018 (18.2%) and the best proportion of gender inclusive movies within the eight-year historical past of the annual GLAAD survey.
GLAAD discovered zero transgender characters for the third straight yr, regardless of rising visibility of the trans neighborhood on tv in reveals like Pose, Supergirl and The L Phrase.
The group additionally expressed disappointment on the low profile given to LGBTQ characters in main movies final yr. Solely 9 of the 22 inclusive movies GLAAD counted had an LGBTQ character with greater than 10 minutes of display time, whereas greater than half of such characters obtained lower than three minutes on display.
“Despite seeing a record high percentage of LGBTQ films this year, the industry still has a long way to go in terms of fairly and accurately representing the LGBTQ industry,” GLAAD Chief Govt Sarah Kate Ellis stated in an announcement.