BASIC REPRESENTATION SCORE: 0
[no significant representation of girls/women]
FEMALE AGENCY/POWER/AUTHORITY SCORE: 0
[no significant representation of women in authority]
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: 0
IS THE FILM’S DIRECTOR FEMALE? No (does not impact scoring)
IS THE FILM’S SCREENWRITER FEMALE? No (does not impact scoring)
BOTTOM LINE: While I’m sure there are some women who do roughneck-type work in deep-sea diving and marine salvage, and that one or two could have plausibly been included in the story, it’s not unreasonable that the cast here is entirely male.
NOTE: This is not a “review” of Black Sea! 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 Black Sea.
See the full rating criteria. (Criteria that do not apply to this film have been deleted in this rating for maximum readability.)