Tuesday, 12 November 2013

The Bechdel Test

The Bechdel Test received quite a lot of coverage on the BBC, Women's Hour were especially excited by the idea of rating films according to how female friendly they were - if only all films could be like Fried Green Tomatoes!

Here's a cartoon that explains a problem with the Bechdel Test...

Well I did really enjoy Alien, mostly for the action and suspense but not at all for the female to female conversation between Ripley and Lambert.

However these images may also partly explain my fondness for Alien and the soft spot that I still have for Sigourney Weaver...

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