Thursday, July 22, 2010

I must be some kind of feminist

I found an eye opening movie review test called the Bechdel Test over at Boing Boing.  They link to a site called the Bechdel Test Movie List  Simply put it rates movies according to three simple criteria.

1. It has to have at least two women in it (with names)

2. Who talk to each other

3. About something besides a man
It seems like every movie would easily meet these criteria but as the list shows a lot of big ones don't. 
Movies like Up, Lord of the rings, Monsters inc, Fight club, Good will hunting, Toy story and Forest Gump fall short of meeting all three criteria.  Here is a link to how movies on IMDB's top 250 movies preformed. 

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