I was curious about how many of the eight films nominated this year passed the Bechdel test with a scene, however brief, where two women with names exchange one or two sentences about something other than a man.
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This is by far the most inclusive “Star Wars” film yet.
The Coen brothers’ classic “Fargo” is a beautiful example of a movie that fails the Bechdel test and, yet, through one of film’s most unique, endearing and strong characters, communicates a message that is distinctly feminist.
Laughably ambitious, “Crimson Peak” tries so hard to be a stunning Gothic horror masterpiece that the film never has a chance to breathe.
Beyond the Bechdel Test: ‘Blue Jasmine’ Is Probably One Reason Cate Blanchett Is Happy about Hollywood Roles for Women
“I think there’s a swathe of great roles for women and swathe of wonderful female performers. I think it’s just time to get on with it.”
Despite its cringe-worthy moments of sexism, “The Women” was an important stepping stone when it comes to the evolution of onscreen portrayals of women.
It ultimately doesn’t matter whether or not “Up in the Air” passes the Bechdel test because this is a subtly, gloriously feminist film.
It might be iconic now, but writer and director Amy Heckerling had an uphill battle getting “Clueless” onscreen.