Don’t confuse yourself. An “F” rating does not mean failure but “Feminist”.
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb), a popular website with more than 250 million monthly visitors, added the rating movie with “F” to film which empowers women – another reason to celebrate international women’s day.
Motion pictures directed, written, or having lead women roles will be awarded with the “F” rating.
The F rating is a special way to highlight the role of women on and off the big screen. In modern society, women are not only limited to household duties but also play an active role in the community. Thus, IMDb compiles with contemporary human rights standards and fight against unfavorable gender stereotypes.
More than 21,800 films has been tagged with the F rating. Among the notable example are Frozen, American Honey and Bridget Jones’ Baby, Metropolis, Kung Fu Panda 2, The Girl on the Train, Freaky Friday, Animal Farm and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
Recently, there has been an increase of movies with leading female roles. Even the popular sci-fi series, Star Wars, now stars a female character of Rey. This development in the movie industry signifies that half of the world population (women) are properly represented.
IMDb’s move to stress out the importance of women sheds light to other companies who are considering F ratings to their productions. The IMDb is promoting equal opportunities to women not only in the film or entertainment industry in general, but also to other fields in the workplace.
However, there are still troll bigots who says that giving an F rating to films is a good idea because it will be easier for them to avoid those movies.