BBC: ‘Star Wars’ Ranked on Screen Time for Women

Scientific and academic studies into Star Wars is nothing new, but this is an interesting result to a study undertaken by Dr Rebecca Harrison at Glasgow University.

She has ranked the movies by female character screen time, with the exception of Solo: A Star Wars Story and this study has been reported by the BBC.

The Star Wars films have been re-cut by a Glasgow University academic to remove the men and rank the screen time of female characters.

Dr Rebecca Harrison found just 15% of time is devoted to women in the original 1977 film A New Hope.

Disney’s recent releases fare better, with The Last Jedi on top at 43% of screen time.

Interested to read the full outcome of this study? Then head over to the BBC website for the full set of results.

Steve Galloway
Steve was 5 years old when he saw Star Wars for the first time during its first UK cinema release. He considers himself a first generation Star Wars fan and in his own words is a ‘Child of 77’.