DWAYNE JOHNSON ACCOUNTS FOR A THIRD OF ALL API MOVIE LEADS AS STUDY FINDS SAD STATS – by Tracy Brown for L.A. Times

Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in explorer gear standing in a jungle
Dwayne Johnson, center, with Karen Gillan and Kevin Hart in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” accounts for almost a third of the small number of 2007-2019 movies with API lead actors. (Frank Masi / Columbia Pictures)

Asian and Pacific Islander representation in Hollywood movies is still abysmal, according to a new report released Tuesday.
Arriving during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and amid a rise in anti-Asian racism and violence, the new study examined 1,300 top-grossing movies from 2007 to 2019 for API representation in onscreen and behind-the-camera roles, as well as among the executive ranks in top Hollywood film companies. It also reviewed the top 100 movies of 2019 for an analysis of how API characters were portrayed, including the prevailing tropes and stereotypes of their depiction.

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