The Smashing Bird I Used to Know
Drama / Exploitation
TW: Blood, Child Abuse, Death or Dying, Pedophilia, Pregnancy, Sexual Assault
Worth Watching? No
Bechdel Test? Pass
Race Bechdel Test? Fail
Synopsis (from imdb): A traumatized and troubled teenager is sent to an all-girls detention home where she strikes up an unlikely friendship with a fellow inmate.
My Thoughts: The sexual violence in this film is fucking SHOCKING, but apparently that is to be expected from '60s exploitation films. The one lesbian in this film is, of course, a monster who is more than happy to not only kick her girlfriend to the curb when a new girl shows up, but stand guard as she is ravaged by every other woman in facility. I could not be happier to have the '60s in my rearview.
Queer Body Count: 0
Straight Body Count: 3
Total Queer Body Count: 15 (23%)
Total Straight Body Count: 19 (10%)
Queer Sexual Violence Victim Count: 1
Straight Sexual Violence Victim Count: 1
Total Queer Sexual Violence Victim Count: 6 (11%)
Total Straight Sexual Violence Victim Count: 2 (1%)