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: Woman: she can be a wife and mother, or she can be a sexy genius scientist who enjoys strutting about the lab showing a lot of skin, attempting to seduce her hapless male coworkers. What else is there for a woman to do?
NOTE: This is not a “review” of Listening! 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 Listening.