Brie Larson calls for more diverse voices in film criticism, not just ‘white dudes’

Brie Larson calls for more diverse voices in film criticism, not just ‘white dudes’

Room Oscar winner and Captain Marvel star Brie Larson spoke out in demanding more diversity in film criticism.

“I’d like to bring to light an aspect of our industry that has risen to the surface in the last week,” Larson, 28, said at the podium Wednesday night during the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards in Los Angeles. “This issue has a solution that each one of us in this room can participate in.”

The University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusivity Initiative released a report on Monday analyzing the critics behind Rotten Tomatoes reviews for the 100 highest-grossing movies of 2017. Out of 19,559 reviews, the report determined 77.8 percent were written by men, specifically 63.9 percent were written by white men, 82 percent were written by white critics, 4.1 percent were written by women of color, and 18.1 percent were written by white women.

“I don’t need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work about A Wrinkle in Time,” Larson, accepting the Crystal

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