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Where Are the Women? Results

Where Are the Women Results

The female coprotagonist here totally up-ends onscreen stereotypes about women, and she is not depicted as broken or unfeminine for doing so.


Is there a female character with significant screen time who grows, changes, and/or learns something over the course of the story? (for an ensemble cast, or a film with a male protagonist) [why this matters]


Is there a female character (either a protagonist or a supporting character with significant screen time) in a position of authority (politics, law, medicine, etc.)? [why this matters]


[no issues]


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: The female coprotagonist here totally up-ends the stereotypes about women we usually see onscreen: she is physically and emotionally aggressive, she is casual about sex and averse to romance, and she is not depicted as broken, unfeminine, unattractive, or less than a woman for being so.

Click here for the ongoing ranking of 2015’s films for female representation.

NOTE: This is not a “review” of Results! 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 Results.

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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  • David C-D

    This link is wrong:
    “Read my review of Results.” https://www.flickfilosopher.com/2015/05/LINK

  • Fixed. Thanks.

  • RogerBW

    But in spite of that, a mere +10? Perhaps if there had been a second female character…?

  • Actually, there are several other female characters… but one is primarily defined as an adjunct to men. If only she had some other role, no matter how minor, the film wouldn’t have lost those 5 points. This woman is the romantic partner of a man who is the male coprotagonist’s chief business competitor. Maybe the *woman* could have been the business competitor…

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