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: Yes, the protagonist is female… but her story is all about her being punished for having sex, via a haunting by a spectre who appears in various human guises, several of them women in varying degrees of nakedness for no reason but horrifying titillation. (One naked man is glimpsed so far in the distance and so briefly that he might as well not be naked, and appears to have been shoehorned in only to, perhaps, deflect criticism of the gratuitous recurring female nudity in this film.)
NOTE: This is not a “review” of It Follows! 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 It Follows.