Once you start looking at the world through the lens of the Bechdel Test, it's hard to stop. The kiddo loves a certain snowboarding video game. There is one woman. One. Even in the snow, she's scantily dressed. And her only line is about liking attention from boys. You'd better believe he and I had a long talk about that!)
Friday, July 18, 2014
The Bechdel Test — Do Your Favorites Pass?
Yesterday's post by Hilary Davidson on HBO's crime drama True Detective reminded me of the Bechdel Test.
And then, when there are more than one female character, the work fails because the female characters never talk to each other. (I'm taking my son to see the Broadway musical Les Misérables this summer. Think about it — the men sing about human dignity and basic rights and war and revenge and forgiveness and fallen comerades. Oh, and the plot. And the women sing about — the men.)