Hollywood has once again failed to represent the transgender community on the big screen, with a total absence of transgender or non-binary characters in any major studio movie for the fourth year in a row, according to GLAAD’s ninth annual Studio Responsibility Index.
“This remains one of the more glaring ways mainstream studios continue to lag behind other forms of entertainment media,” the report said.
GLAAD’s study, which was released Thursday, found overall LGBTQ representation in Hollywood movies actually rose on a percentage basis, with 22.7 percent of the 44 films distributed by major studios featuring LGBTQ characters. That represents a jump from 18.6 percent in 2019, though GLAAD noted the coronavirus pandemic had a significant impact on movie distribution.
The report studied movies released by eight major Hollywood studios — Disney, Warner Bros., Universal, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Lionsgate, United Artists, and STX. Of the 44 films released from these studios