BASIC REPRESENTATION SCORE: +10
FEMALE AGENCY/POWER/AUTHORITY SCORE: +2
THE MALE GAZE SCORE: 0
GENDER/SEXUALITY SCORE: -5
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: +7
IS THE FILM’S DIRECTOR FEMALE? No (does not impact scoring)
IS THE FILM’S SCREENWRITER FEMALE? No (does not impact scoring)
BOTTOM LINE: One man’s story is not an exclusively male venture here with the inclusion of more than one female expert in her field — musicians, journalists — commenting on his life and work, along with Campbell’s own daughter, a musician in her own right. And Campbell’s wife is a coprotagonist in coping with his illness.
NOTE: This is not a “review” of Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me! 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 Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me.
See the full rating criteria. (Criteria that do not apply to this film have been deleted in this rating for maximum readability.)