• michaelakoert

Girl with Hyacinths (1950)

Updated: Oct 16, 2020


Drama / Mystery


TW: Suicide

Worth Watching? Maybe, if you speak Swedish?

Bechdel Test? Unknown (no subtitles)

Race Bechdel Test? Fail

Major LGBT Tropes: Bury Your Gays

Synopsis (from imdb): The young Dagmar Brink commits suicide. Her belongings are inherited by the resident caretaker in the house she lived in. The caretaker, who never knew her, wonders why and make contact with the people who knew her to find out why she killed herself..

My Thoughts: Swedish with no subtitles. This film consisted almost entirely of dialogue and flashbacks, so it was a difficult watch. There is some subtle subtext towards the end, but it is just another example of a tragic ending for a queer woman.

 

Queer Body Count: 1

Straight Body Count: 0

Total Queer Body Count: 6 (38%)

Total Straight Body Count: 9 (9%)


Queer Sexual Violence Victim Count: 0

Straight Sexual Violence Victim Count: 0

Total Queer Sexual Violence Victim Count: 2 (13%)

Total Straight Sexual Violence Victim Count: 1 (1%)

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