During an acceptance speech, Brie Larson stated that she's ready for more diverse movie critics.
On Wednesday night, Larson brought up some startling statistics on minority film critics at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards, where she received the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film.
"I don’t need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work about A Wrinkle in Time," said the future Captain Marvel. "It wasn’t made for him! I want to know what it meant to women of color, biracial women, to teen women of color."
She pointed out that in 2017, women of color accounted for just 2.5 percent of the most visible critics.
Larson went on to explain, "Am I saying I hate white dudes? No, I am not. What I am saying is if you make a movie that is a love letter to women of color, there is an insanely low chance a woman of color will have a chance to see your movie and review your movie."
Larson's speech was based on a study conducted by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, reports USA Today. The study concluded that 77.8 percent of film critics who covered the 100 top-grossing films of 2017 were male. Only 36 of these 100 movies were female-driven and 24 were minority-led.
"A good review can change your life," said Larson. "It changed mine."