Girl Unscripted



here's the truth:

 Real stats on how we feel as teenage girls & the state of women in the film industry. 

We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. We call upon our sisters around the world to be brave – to embrace the strength within themselves and realize their full potential.
— Malala Yousafzai

On the top 100 grossing films of 2016, women were:



4% of directors

11% of writers

3% of cinematographers

19% of producers

14% of editors

About 20% of teens will experience depression before they reach adulthood.


Women have only 28.7% of movie speaking roles. 


On the top 500 films of 2016, movies with at least one female director employed greater percentages of women writers, editors, cinematographers, and composers than films with exclusively male directors.

I have experienced sexism in that I have been directed by male directors 17 times and only twice by women.
— Emma Watson

Only 4 women have ever been nominated for an Academy Award for best director, and only one, Katherine Bigelow, has won.

Girls’ self-esteem peaks when they are 9 years old.

7 in 10 girls believe that they are not good enough. This includes their looks, performance in school, and their relationships with friends and family members.

There is no evidence to suggest that women’s employment in film has improved over the past 16 years.


Almost a quarter of girls age 15-17 would consider undergoing plastic surgery, due to insecurities about their looks.

44% of girls in high school are attempting to lose weight.

A female cinematographer has NEVER been nominated for an oscar.


98% of girls feel there is immense pressure to look a certain way.

...we need to create more opportunities, it’s not an even playing field...We also need to put cameras in little girls’ hands and get them to tell stories and increase their confidence so that they can feel powerful.
— Nicole Kidman

More teenage girls than ever report being constantly anxious, sleep deprived, and feeling as if they're under significant pressure.

On the top 250 films of 2016, women were 3% of composers.