Is there a female character with significant screen time who grows, changes, and/or learns something over the course of the story? (for an ensemble cast, or a film with a male protagonist) [why this matters]
FEMALE AGENCY/POWER/AUTHORITY SCORE:+2
Is there a female character with insignificant screen time in a position of authority? [why this matters]
Is there a female character who is primarily defined by her emotional and/or sexual relationship with a man or men? [why this matters]
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: One man’s story is not an exclusively male venture here with the inclusion of more than one female expert in her field — musicians, journalists — commenting on his life and work, along with Campbell’s own daughter, a musician in her own right. And Campbell’s wife is a coprotagonist in coping with his illness.
NOTE: This is not a “review” of Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me! 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 Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me.