Reel Equality

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Equation’s award-winning Reel Equality Film Club shows great movies that tell women-centred stories and challenge gender stereotypes. Join our campaign for better representation of women on screen and sign up to our newsletter below to hear about the next screening.


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About Our Film Programme

We choose a wide range of entertaining films that tell women’s stories and don’t stereotype or objectify women. We aim to represent the diversity of human experience and avoid films that further prejudice of any kind. Films are open to interpretation, so we cannot guarantee that everyone will find our film choices unproblematic or feminist from every angle. We always welcome constructive feedback.



Sexism in the Film Industry

Not convinced that gender inequality in film is really that bad?

Check out these statistics.

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Less than 1 in 4 Hollywood films have a woman in the lead role.


Only 3% of widely released films star a woman of colour. 


Women are 5 times more likely than men to be shown partially naked or in revealing/sexy clothing. 


In the Oscars’ first 50 years, only 4 of the films awarded Best Picture had women-centred stories.


Men are nearly 3 times more likely than women to be portrayed as leaders.


73% of all female characters are Caucasian, followed by African American (14%), Latina (5%), Asian (3%), other worldly (3%), and other (2%). 


Women consistently make up only a third of the speaking roles in popular films. 


There are 5 males to every 1 female behind the camera.

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