India is listed among the top countries, which has films that represent female bodies with nudity.
The study was conducted on female characters in popular films across the world, with the support of UN and sampled popular films from Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, the U.K and the U.S.
The study, commissioned by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, with the support of UN women and The Rockefeller Foundation, reveals innate discrimination, invasive stereotyping, sexualisation of women and their under-representation in powerful roles in the international film industry.
Out of the films that were taken for the study, the female representation is only 30.9%. In India, the female dominance is just 24.9%, whereas countries like the UK and Brazil topped the list with 39.7% and 37.1%, respectively.
In terms of global female representations behind camera, only 20.5% are females, which means gender ratio behind the camera is 3.9 males to every one female. In India, the ratio becomes 6.2 male for every single female. The gender ratio is highest for France with 9.6 male for one female.
When it comes to nudity of the females in films, Germany tops the list with 39.2%, followed by Australia with 37.1% and India with 35%. China with 13.9% and Korea with 10.2% are the countries with less nudity films.
In the list of females in sexy attires, Indian films are again in the third position with Germany and Australia in the lead.
In portraying attractive females, India is again listed in the top with 25.2%, while Japan has the lower percentage (7.2%).
Across all the countries examined, females were underrepresented in the film workforce compared to their actual percentages globally. However, in this category, India was the only country in which female film jobs revealed a small difference from the real world (9.7%) and countries like France and Russia showed a large difference to the actual workforce globally with a difference of 28.6% and 28.4%.