Who do Inception, Transformers and the Muppets all have in common? A soft spot for talking frogs? Nope. According to Feminist Frequency’s Anita Sarkeesian, they all provide examples of the “Smurfette Principle” in action on the big screen.
So what is this so-called Smurfette Principle? Hint: It has nothing to do with blueness.
“The Smurfette Principle is the tendency for works of fiction to have exactly one female amongst an ensemble of male character, in spite of the fact that roughly half the human race is female. Unless a show is purposefully aimed at a female audience, the main characters will tend to be disproportionately male.”
Think Miss Piggy amongst male Muppets or Megan Fox in Transformers.