Saturday, July 3, 2010

So far it's still a man's world... - The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies


  1. Interesting. I never really thought about it. I mean obviously, I've noticed patterns and formulas for women in movies, but I didn't know there was a test for it. Hmmmmm. I guess I'll be aware of it now. : )

  2. It's really remarkable how many films don't pass the test. A lot of it can be attributed to the fact that most writers, directors and producers are male, of course. The old adage is "write what you know", after all.

    Check out some of Lisa Cholodenko's stuff if you're looking for some well written female characters. Also, I've always thought Robert Altman was a pretty female centric director.