I Am Not a Fetish or Model Minority: Redefining What it Means to Be API in the Entertainment Industry

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, we believe that it is imperative that we investigate our cultural messaging surrounding marginalized groups. 

We carry out a content analysis of 100 films — the 10 top-grossing domestic films from each year between 2010-2019 — to identify the state of API inclusion in popular films.

We carry out a content analysis of every film (124) produced or distributed by one of the major conglomerate3 or mini-major4 studios and their subsidiaries and/or the major streaming services with API actors in the main title cast from 2017- 2020 in order to determine how API characters are portrayed in mainstream films when they are featured prominently.


I Am Not a Fetish or Model Minority

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