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: There are only two women with any presence here: a wife and a girlfriend, and they have almost nothing meaningful to do that isn’t about reassuring men that they are wanted, desired, and looked after, no matter how miserable or lacking in self-esteem they are. What else could women possibly be good for, anyway?
NOTE: This is not a “review” of The D Train (aka Bad Bromance)! 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 The D Train (aka Bad Bromance).