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Monday, April 28, 2014

The Bechdel Test

What is "The Bechdel Test"? The Bechdel test was invented by Alison Bechdel to show the gap between gender equality in movies. To pass the test a movie needs to have two or more female characters that have names and talk to each other about something other than a man.

Although you may think that there are a lot of movies that pass the test you may be surprised! A couple movies that haven't passed are:
  • The Social Network
  • All of the Harry Potter Movies
  • Avatar
  • The Original Star Wars Trilogy
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The movies that have passed may also come as a surprise like:
  • The Twilight Saga
  • The Heat
  • Kick-Ass 2
  • American Hustle
  • And even Magic Mike
Why don't you guys check out the website and see what surprises you or what doesn't and then comment below!

Have fun discovering!

Kathleen-Homework Assistant

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