Fräulein Doktor (1969)
Updated: Oct 16, 2020
Action / Drama / Historical Fiction / Spy / War
TW: Animal Cruelty, Death or Dying, Drugs, Prostitution, Sexism, War
Worth Watching? No
Bechdel Test? Pass
Race Bechdel Test? Fail
Synopsis (from imdb): During the First World War, a female German spy Fraulein Doktor and her team of saboteurs plan to kill Lord Kitchener, obtain the Allied defense plans and steal the new French mustard gas formula.
My Thoughts: I found this film to be just okay. There is no explanation of the motives of Fraulein Doktor. It feels like a swing and a miss to me, given how well acted it was and how fascinating the story of a bisexual, drug-addicted super spy could be.
Nearly every poster for this movie dedicates a huge amount of space to Fraulein Doktor and Dr. Saforet, but they get perhaps five minutes of time together in the entire film.
So much wasted potential!
Queer Body Count: 1
Straight Body Count: 2
Total Queer Body Count: 14 (23%)
Total Straight Body Count: 18 (9%)
Queer Sexual Violence Victim Count: 0
Straight Sexual Violence Victim Count: 0
Total Queer Sexual Violence Victim Count: 6 (10%)
Total Straight Sexual Violence Victim Count: 2 (1%)