BASIC REPRESENTATION SCORE: +2
FEMALE AGENCY/POWER/AUTHORITY SCORE: +14
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: +16
IS THE FILM’S DIRECTOR FEMALE? No (does not impact scoring)
IS THE FILM’S SCREENWRITER FEMALE? No (does not impact scoring)
BOTTOM LINE: More than one smart, capable, competent woman helps drive the action… and none is defined solely (or at all!) as a mother, a wife, a girlfriend, or a caregiver. Hooray.
Click here for the ongoing ranking of 2015’s films for female representation.
NOTE: This is not a “review” of Blackhat! 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 Blackhat.
See the full rating criteria. (Criteria that do not apply to this film have been deleted in this rating for maximum readability.)
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