[no significant representation of women in authority]
THE MALE GAZE SCORE:0
Is there anything either positive or negative in the film’s representation of women not already accounted for here? (points will vary)
IS THE FILM’S DIRECTOR FEMALE? No (does not impact scoring)
IS THE FILM’S SCREENWRITER FEMALE? No (does not impact scoring)
BOTTOM LINE: While I’m sure there are some women who do roughneck-type work in deep-sea diving and marine salvage, and that one or two could have plausibly been included in the story, it’s not unreasonable that the cast here is entirely male.
NOTE: This is not a “review” of Black Sea! It is simply an examination of how well or how poorly it represents women. (A movie that represents women well can still be a terrible film; a movie that represents women poorly can still be a great film.) Read my review of Black Sea.