BASIC REPRESENTATION SCORE: +25
FEMALE AGENCY/POWER/AUTHORITY SCORE: +11
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: +36
IS THE FILM’S DIRECTOR FEMALE? No (does not impact scoring)
IS THE FILM’S SCREENWRITER FEMALE? Yes, two of three credited (Jessica Goldberg and Katie Nehra)
BOTTOM LINE: Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s competent lawyer and somewhat neglectful wife and mother reflects realities of modern women’s complicated and harried lives that movies often ignore.
NOTE: This is not a “review” of Alex of Venice! 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 Alex of Venice.
See the full rating criteria. (Criteria that do not apply to this film have been deleted in this rating for maximum readability.)