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Does ‘Dune’ pass the Bechdel Test?

It's complicated.

On Oct 28, 2022 by Patricia Grisafi

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‘Is this revenge for all those years of the gay boy best friend?’: The ‘Fire Island’ Bechdel Test controversy, explained

After someone criticized the queer romcom 'Fire Island' for failing the Bechdel Test, all hell broke loose.

On Jun 8, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Surprising originals that pass the Bechdel Test just in time for Women’s Day

Here are the originals doing it right.

On Mar 7, 2022 by Beck Diaz

Male critic criticizes Bechdel Test within the context of 'The Beguiled'

Misguided male film critic is mad the Bechdel Test isn’t fair to male-dominated Hollywood

Bad Take City, population: This guy.

On Jul 11, 2017 by Samantha Grasso

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If ‘Rogue One’ is so progressive, where the heck are all the women?

'Rogue One' may have a female lead, but it's nowhere near as feminist as 'The Force Awakens.'

On Dec 15, 2016 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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The real victims of the ‘Fun Home’ crisis aren’t the Duke freshman who refuse to read it

The real victims of this controversy aren't the students who choose not to read it.

On Sep 4, 2015 by [email protected]

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is everything you’ve heard and so much more

George Miller hasn't just rebooted a franchise or the tired action genre. He's rebooted narrative itself.

On May 15, 2015 by Aja Romano

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An illustrated guide to superhero movies that pass the Bechdel Test

It shouldn't be too difficult to include two female characters having a conversation. Right?

On Dec 30, 2014 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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7 ways ‘Gilmore Girls’ got women right

If you want to understand exactly what made Gilmore Girls so unique as a series, look at all the things it wasn't.

On Oct 10, 2014 by Aja Romano

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The problem with ‘Frozen’

Mayim Bialik was right: Frozen sucks.

On Sep 23, 2014 by Alicia Swiz

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Hollywood still isn’t putting LGBT characters in its movies

Things are getting worse, not better, for complex representation of queer and genderqueer characters on the silver screen. 

On Jul 23, 2014 by Aja Romano

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‘Doctor Who’ cast gets a little boost in the lady department

This all looks like a step in the direction for women in the Whoniverse.

On Jun 30, 2014 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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This infographic offers cold, hard evidence of ‘Doctor Who’ sexism

Combined with the less scientific criticisms we’ve seen from many other Doctor Who fans, these results are pretty damning.

On May 30, 2014 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Researchers say Twitter has a gender bias against women

Well, this is disappointing.  

On Apr 25, 2014 by Kate Knibbs

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The Bechdel Test is a great hammer, but not every movie is a nail

The Bechdel Test is a great tool, but one tool alone isn’t capable of getting the entire job done.

On Mar 25, 2014 by [email protected]