In the 3 minion movies i.e. Despicable Me 1, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, all the minions were male characters (including maid Phil :P). Why was not a single female minion character present?

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    Related (if not duplicate) question over on Science Fiction and Fantasy Stack Exchange: scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/92209/… – onewho Jul 21 '15 at 12:13
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    I swear that in the first film, Gru asks about one of the minion's spouse. – Catija Jul 21 '15 at 13:38
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    @Catija and Panther you both are making a pretty big assumption that the minion's spouse was a female minion (and it wasn't just a joke comment made by Gru). What's to say it wasn't married to a human, or an inanimate object (see minion hitting on a fire hydrant in the trailer to the new minion movie) ? – onewho Jul 21 '15 at 14:35
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    How can you tell that they are male? – DA. Jul 21 '15 at 17:14
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    @DA Agreed. They could be gender neutral. They do seem to be eternal, after all, so they don't need reproductive parts! (And when shown without pants, they look like Ken dolls / mannequins. Except for their butts.) – BrettFromLA Jul 21 '15 at 18:06

There are no female minions, apparently.

There's an article in The Wrap from July titled

‘Minions’ Creator Pierre Coffin on Why None of His Animated Little Yellow Helpers Are Female

In it, it is explained:

For the French animator, who co-directed the new film with Kyle Balda, the masculine-only nature of the Minions owes to their all-around cloddishness. “Seeing how dumb and stupid they often are, I just couldn’t imagine Minions being girls,” he told TheWrap.

As to their ability to reproduce the article says:

Coffin has said that the creatures cannot reproduce or divide themselves, leading to at least two competing theories.

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