Where Are the Women? Trash
As usual, engaging in a daring adventure is something only boys get to do.
BASIC REPRESENTATION SCORE: -10
Could the protagonist have been female without significantly impacting the film as a whole? (for a film with a male protagonist) [
why this matters
FEMALE AGENCY/POWER/AUTHORITY SCORE: +2
Is there a woman whose role could easily have been played by a man? [
why this matters
THE MALE GAZE SCORE: 0
GENDER/SEXUALITY SCORE: 0
WILDCARD SCORE: 0
Is there anything either positive or negative in the film’s representation of women not already accounted for here? (points will vary)
TOTAL SCORE: -8
IS THE FILM’S DIRECTOR FEMALE? No (does not impact scoring)
IS THE FILM’S SCREENWRITER FEMALE? No (does not impact scoring)
BOTTOM LINE: As usual, engaging in a daring adventure is something only boys get to do. Poor Rooney Mara doesn’t even rise to the level of a token girl here.
Click here for the ongoing ranking of 2015’s films for female representation.
NOTE: This is not a “review” of Trash! 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 Trash.
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