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It seems that your conclusion is wrong. Unless you know the same data about the opposite gender (which you say you don't), and then normalize it, you wouldn't be comparing apples to apples. Even then the test would off because this test is for something non-zero. But if you have a ton of men in movies having a ton of conversations with each other, they seem to be more likely to have outliers.

Perhaps it would also be more interesting, in the reverse case, to remove conversations about violence, physical danger or crimes. Since most movies with men seem to be "action" movies (ie about violence and crime), this might be interesting.

Additionally, the conclusion that we need more movies with female protagonists seems flawed for another reason. Perhaps we have the canonical number of movies with female leads right now. Perhaps the market is delivering exactly what people want to purchase. If this is indeed the case, what would be wrong with that?

As an analytics company I expect more rigor from you when jumping into heated social issues such as gender. I mean, if you're going to jump into the area, why not do it right?

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