BASIC REPRESENTATION SCORE: +10
FEMALE AGENCY/POWER/AUTHORITY SCORE: 0
[no significant representation of women in authority]
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: +5
IS THE FILM’S DIRECTOR FEMALE? Yes (Ami Canaan Mann) (does not impact scoring)
IS THE FILM’S SCREENWRITER FEMALE? Yes (Ami Canaan Mann) (does not impact scoring)
BOTTOM LINE: Romance for the female coprotagonist here isn’t the be-all and end-all of her existence (nor is the fact that she is a mother), but rather something that she incorporates into her complicated life, and from which she draws inspiration for that life and for her identity as her own person.
NOTE: This is not a “review” of Jackie & Ryan! 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 Jackie & Ryan.
See the full rating criteria. (Criteria that do not apply to this film have been deleted in this rating for maximum readability.)