One blog source notes, "Geena Davis, known for her role as Thelma in “Thelma and Louise” and founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, commissioned a dozen studies on women in media from the Annenberg School at University of Southern California. "
I've been poking about in the Annenberg USC search engine (http://annenberg.usc.edu/search.aspx?query=women%20groups ) and have found some interesting studies, but not this one.
Anyone want to try their search fu? I may just write Dr. Stacy L. Smith who seems to be one of the prevalent authors regarding the topic.
It's a fascinating observation, and i'm very curious about how generalizable it is (just movies?) What do women perceive?