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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

Major LGBT Tropes: Bury Your Gays, Lipstick Lesbian

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%)

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