Gender Bias in Movies 'Black Swan' Results (image) University of Washington Share Print E-Mail Caption In the 2010 movie Black Swan, male characters (blue bars) were written with more control over their own destiny than their female counterparts, specifically in stage directions (left chart). However, the verbs used in dialogue (right chart) gave more power to female characters (red bars). Credit University of Washington Usage Restrictions with credit Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.