The Golden Age of Hollywood

The Bechdel Test

on February 20, 2012

This test evaluates the representation of women in films today. Go through your DVD library and see how many of your movies pass the test. I think you’ll be surprised by how few do. This video applies the test to some current movies, including some Oscar nominees. The comic strip below is the original Alison Bechdel comic Dykes to Watch Out For featuring “The Rule.” 

2 responses to “The Bechdel Test

  1. I hadn't seen this, but it's great!

  2. Yeah, it's basically the base theory of everything I've ever written about film!

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