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10 Famous Films That Surprisingly Fail The Bechdel Test

10 Famous Films That Surprisingly Fail The Bechdel Test
All this week, Film School Rejects presents a daily dose of our favorite articles from the archive. Originally published in September 2011, Ashe Cantrell applies the simple, ever-relevant Bechdel Test to a number of high profile movies… The Bechdel Test, if you’re not familiar with it, is a benchmark for movies developed by Alison Bechdel in 1985. For a movie to pass The Bechdel Test, it must contain just one thing - a scene in which two or more named female characters have a conversation (that is, back and forth dialogue) about anything at all besides men. Anything, even if it’s something stereotypically feminine, like shopping or shoes. It could be about dog poo. Sounds simple, right? But it’s still surprising to find out that some of the most popular films of all time fail the test, and often for reasons you may have never considered. 10.

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