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The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies

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Duration: 2 minutes and 2 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
Producer: Anita Sarkeesian
Views: 943
Posted by: feministfrequency on May 17, 2010

The Bechdel Test is a simple way to gauge the active presence of female characters in Hollywood films and just how well rounded and complete those roles are. It was created by Allison Bechdel in her comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For in 1985. It is astonishing the number of popular movies that can’t pass this simple test. It demonstrates how women’s complex and interesting lives are underrepresented or non existent in the film industry. We have jobs, creative projects, friendships and struggles among many other things that are actually interesting in our lives… so Hollywood, start writing about it!

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