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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

Major LGBT Tropes: Butch Lesbian, Depraved Homosexual, Girls Behind Bars

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%)

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