The blog Five Thirty Eight has been presenting some very interesting information on how movie and TV show ratings on the internet represent a bias most of us are unaware of.
atically sabotage online reviews of shows aimed at women. Of course this isn’t all men, but there is a large number of males who feel it is somehow their responsibility (I’m a troll…) to show that women’s entertainment is of less value than any other.
As a reboot of a beloved, male-led science fiction film from the 1980s with a female-led cast, the reboot has proved somewhat controversial in the circles you would expect. But regardless of the quality of the film, it serves as a perfect demonstration of why internet movie ratings are inherently a problem.
The ECTO-1 vehicle from “Ghostbusters” at Sony Pictures Studios in March in Culver City, California. EMMA MCINTYRE / GETTY IMAGES