Friday, August 6, 2010

Women in Movies

Found this little treasure through The Kat's blog:
Have you ever heard of the Bechdel test? It's a test, popularized by cartoonist Alison Bechdel, that asks three questions of movies:

1. Are there at least two women characters in the film?
2. Who talk to each other?
3. About something other than a man?

If a film fulfills all three, then it passes the Bechdel test. If it doesn't, then it doesn't.

The full article regarding the Bechdel test and recent sci-fi movies can be read here. It's revisited here. I rather like this John Scalzi; must go investigate further. For info on Alison Bechdel look here. Her book Fun Home is fantastic.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think I read Fun Home several years ago; may need to re-read.