This study found that more than half (51.5%) of Gen Z teens (born between 1997 and 2012) want to see more pure and platonic friendships in movies and television rather than “hot scenes” and factors like drugs and teens. Crime.
theo indiewireThis is the result of a study by the Center for Scholars and Storytellers (CSS) under the Department of Psychology of the University of California (USA).
Gen Z wants diverse relationships in movies
To reach the above conclusions, the CSS organization surveyed 1,500 subjects in the US between the ages of 10 and 24.
Experts consider this age to be a critical time when cultural and environmental influences have a great impact on youth’s consciousness and their journey of finding their identity.
In addition to the 51.5% mentioned above, only 15.2% disagree that filmmakers should prioritize friendships over romantic relationships. The remaining 33.3% have a neutral opinion.
Additionally, the study concluded that half (44.3%) of teens feel that romance is overused in the media.
39% of them want more asexual characters (people with little or no sexual desire) to appear in films.
47.5% of people think that sex is “not essential to the story of most TV shows and movies.”
Dr. Yalda T. Uhls, Founder and President of CSS, shared: “Our research highlights that young audiences want to see a variety of relationships on screen.
We believe that this generation is more aware of loneliness and they are looking for role models in the media that they can connect with.
Most directors and screenwriters are abusing the theme of love and sex as a shortcut to connecting characters, and more than anything else, I want Hollywood to understand this.”
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