A CONTENT ANALYSIS OF THE MOVIE PORTRAYAL OF MAIN AND SUPPORTING CHARACTERS: RATED PG13 ACTION/ ADVENTURE MOVIES

We conduct a content analysis of 20 main and 20 supporting characters in rated PG-13 Action/Adventure movies to explore how they are portrayed in various aspects such as gender, physical appearance, depictions of violence and sex, consequences at the end, and relationship/family status . Based on the findings, we also discuss how the movie characters are presented compared to real-life people.