What we found was that in G-rated movies, for every one female character, there were three male characters. If it was a group scene, it would change to five to one, male to female.
Of the female characters that existed, the majority are highly stereotyped and/or hypersexualized. To me, the most disturbing thing was that the female characters in G-rated movies wear the same amount of sexually revealing clothing as the female characters in R-rated movies.
And then we looked at aspirations and occupations and things like that. Pretty much the only aspiration for female characters was finding romance, whereas there are practically no male characters whose ultimate goal is finding romance. The No. 1 occupation was royalty. Nice gig, if you can get it. And we found that the majority of female characters in animated movies have a body type that can’t exist in real life. So, the question you can think of from all this is: What message are we sending to kids?
Hahaha, the real question is why aren’t there vampires on the real Avengers team?? But no, okay. First, you probably don’t mean Evan Rachel Wood but she has been on True Blood and is in fact the only vampire actor I personally cast. And Evan was cast because 1. I’ve followed her since Thirteen and she’s wondrous (and kooky) and 2. she looks like Diane Kruger (my Carol Danvers in this scenario) —
As for the vampires I assume you mean, I didn’t select Jackson or Robert myself. But Jackson is absurdly adorkable and the perfect Peter Parker type (and tbh, Jasper is my favourite vampire) and Robert is hot (and did play a wizard once, too, remember?).
Thanks for this question, I giggled.
ETA: I have been informed RPatz was chosen for his hair ;)