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Watch: Everything You Need to Know About the Bechdel Test in Five Minutes

Far too many films receive a failing grade. [Editor's Note: This video essay is part of our "Everything You Need to Know" series created exclusively for No Film School by Senior Post. To revisit the first four entries in the series, click here, here, here. and here.] While not all films are created equal, who's to say they can't all strive for equality? At the very least, a film attempting to capture both the simplicity and intricacies of life would do best to display them accurately. One simple way to do carry that out would be via the Bechdel Test, a cinema-focused examination first introduced by cartoonist Alison Bechdel in her 1985 comic strip, The Rule. In the story, one of Bechdel's characters states that she refuses to attend a movie that doesn't meet the following three requirements: Read More...

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Published By: NoFilmSchool - Tuesday, 14 August

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