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FG206/ES20/FM200 Critical Media Studies: Audio/Visual & Multimedia Resources

Women in Film: The Bechdel Test

The Bechdel Test is a simple way to gauge the active presence of female characters in Hollywood films and just how well rounded and complete those roles are. It was created by Allison Bechdel in her comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For in 1985. It is astonishing the number of popular movies that can't pass this simple test. It demonstrates how little women's complex and interesting lives are underrepresented or non existent in the film industry.

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Multimedia Resources @ Tutt

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