Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The Bechdel Test for women in films

Via screenwriter John August's blog, a 'test' first published by Allison Bechdel that asks whether two female characters in a film ever speak to each other about a subject other than a man.


  1. Question 4: Are the female characters older than Jennifer Aniston and not dying batty grandmothers/ mothers/ teachers known by a sweet but wacky nickname given to them decades ago by toddlers?

  2. Jan Dunn6:33 pm

    None of the many women in my films talk about their boyfriends and my most recent film had almost an entire cast of women over forty. The audience loved it - critics probably hated it!


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