Trailblazers are films with powerful women characters who challenge the power structure and defy the odds. To receive a Trailblazer rating, films must earn 4 or 5 stars in most of the scored criteria.
Progressive films highlight women and girls who inspire the imagination and push the envelope with regards to established gender norms. To receive a Progressive rating, films must earn 3 or 4 stars in most of the scored criteria.
Moderate films frequently contain intriguing females who are given very little screen time, or whose accomplishments are overshadowed by other characters or plot devices. To receive a Moderate rating, films must earn 2 or 3 stars in most of the scored criteria.
Films in the Status Quo range typically contain young women who are smart and talented, but exhibit very little drive or ambition. Films that earn only 1 or 2 stars in most of the scored criteria will receive a Status Quo rating.
Retro films are those with passive girls and women who frequently need rescuing or otherwise reflect outdated gender stereotypes. Films that earn 1 or less stars in most of the scored criteria will receive a Retro rating.