At least one-third of the lesbian and bisexual female characters in major studio films last year appeared on-screen for under ten seconds, which is only one of many problems revealed by GLAAD’s 2016 Studio Responsibility Index.
“Yep, that’s right. Out of 314 major Hollywood film releases, one single film — Melissa McCarthy’s Tammy — passed the Vito Russo test with queer female characters.”
LGBT characters may no longer be a big deal in mainstream films but good, nuanced portrayals that actually drive the plot most certainly are.
“Of the 101 films released last year by the six major studios, only five films contained any semblance of queer lady representation.”