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the Bechdel test

A test that a film passes if it contains two female characters who talk to each other about something other than a man. The test is named for American cartoonist Allison Bechdel, who first proposed it in her comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. Nope, that movie doesn't pass the Bechdel test—the two women in it only talked to each other about their husbands.
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* Broken Nose Theatre presents Bechdel Fest 7: Momentum, the company's showcase of short plays consisting of female-identifying and nonbinary actors "talking about things other than men." Presented as part of Steppenwolf Theatre's LookOut Series, the fest runs Sunday through Wednesday, Aug.
Educational without moralizing, and capturing kid logic without condescending, The Friendship Lie is a refreshing middle grade novel -- and is particularly great if you're looking for a book that passes the Bechdel test.
There are still films made now that don't pass the Bechdel Test, yet The L Word breaks boundaries as it focuses on the LGBTQ+ community without relying on disproportionate stereotypes.
Keynote speakers will include Peabody Award-winning journalist Michele Norris, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, and internationally beloved cartoonist Alison Bechdel.
Hamilton's Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series, empowering or fetishizing: Wonder Woman takes the Bechdel Test, fighting and feminist expression: the Argent family and the limits of female agency in Teen Wolf, the problematic fan-girl: Cassandra Clare's gendered revisions in the Mortal Instruments Series, and the urban fantasy classroom.
Even as the plot teeters on the brink of tragedy the film passes the Bechdel Test with flying colors.
Conducted by the talent agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and the tech company shift7, the study found that films that passed the Bechdel test do better too.
Conducted by the talent agency Creative Artists Agency and the tech company shift7, the study found that films that passed the Bechdel test do better, too.
After the first two chapters, which lay out the problems of the bildungsroman discourse and the idea of autoclasm respectively, the final four chapters of the book offer detailed case studies of four important comics: Frank Millers Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986), Alison Bechdel's Fun Home (2006), Charles Burns's Black Hole (2005), and the Hernandez brothers' (Gilbert and Jaime) long-running and much-loved series Love and Rockets (1982--present).
As a number of wildly popular memoirs created in that mode have shown us--like Art Spiegelman's Pulitzer-prize winning Maus, a book about his relationship with his Holocaust-surviving father, and, more recently, Alison Bechdel's Fun Home, a New York Times bestselling graphic memoir turned award-winning Broadway hit exploring her father's death as a possible suicide--the label of comics does not, as the name seems to suggest, necessarily mean that the content is funny.
4| Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls ($35) passes the Bechdel test for children's books.
Also, on April 21 and at the Director's Guide of Cyprus, Alessia Sonaglioni will introduce us to the Bechdel Test, a simple tool to measure the presence of women on screen, the results and the limits it presents at 4pm until 5pm.
Based on a memoir by cartoonist Alison Bechdel, the play focuses on a family, all of whom face growing up.
Bechdel's celebrated graphic autobiography tells the story of her family, framed through her own realization that while coming out as a lesbian, her father had lived much of his life hiding his attraction to men.
"I'm always looking for scripts that pass the Bechdel test," she told Britain's Glamour magazine, referring to the method that questions whether a work of fiction features at least two women who talk to each other about something other than a man.