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An extremely low bar to hurdle for writing somewhat rounded female characters: a movie (or other entertainment) “passes” if
1) there are at least two named female characters, who
2) talk to each other about
3) something other than a man. (very few movies pass this test – read more)
By Orlando on June 19, 2012
We all know which way the Avengers falls, but have you ever wondered whether Shakespeare passes the Bechdel test?
By Beppie on March 14, 2012
It’s the season finale! Will the group make it to Pride?
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By Mindy on February 10, 2012
Book Review: Thicker than Water by Lindy Cameron #AWWC2012
By tigtog on November 20, 2011
…the courageous Merida confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.
By tigtog on October 24, 2010
So what’s everybody else been reading? What have you found especially well written, or at least well plotted? What’s particularly Bechdel-Wallacious? What, if anything, has been both?
By Jo Tamar on October 14, 2010
(1) It is a story about women, in a world where there is a dearth of stories about women.
By Lauredhel on May 23, 2010
I was just enjoying Fantasy’s Top Ten Fight Scenes: The Battles at Fantasy Magazine, and was wondering what y’all think. What are your top speculative fiction (let’s include fantasy and SF) battle scenes, and why? Do any of them pass a battle-modified Bechdel test: two women (or girls) fighting, with (or against) each other, about [...]
By tigtog on March 22, 2010
Regular readers know that I have a weakness for escapist action flicks, and the more absurdly preposterous the martial arts combat scenes the better. (I like to see them make an effort towards stylistic authenticity, but bring on those flywires and hidden tramps, yeah!)
Two potentially great ones are coming up very soon (released in the US in May):
By Mindy on February 23, 2010
And here I was thinking that movies needed pass the Bechdel Test to be better. But apparently I was wrong. What movies really need to do is stick to proper physics. Well I’m glad we got that sorted, aren’t you?