ButterflyBandit
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Feminist Elizabethan: The Bechdel, Russo, and Race Test: Faking It, "The Revengers: Age of the Monocle" - Season 2, Episode 12
Faking It, "The Revengers: Age of the Monocle" was an episode that was all about revenge, and in the episode, Lauren sought revenge (with the help of Amy and Shane) against Theo by outing Theo as a narc; Karma sought revenge against Liam by having Reagan spike his drink; and Reagan sought revenge against her ex by having Karma give her ex non-vegan food.
The Bechdel, Russo, and Race Test
“The Revengers: Age of the Monocle” passed the Bechdel and Russo test but did not pass the race test.
“The Revengers: Age of the Monocle” passed the Bechdel test, and the episode passed this test because of the multiple times that named women talked to each other there were four instances where some of these named women talked to each other without mentioning men (e.g., Amy and Reagan talked to each other about work; Amy, Reagan and Karma talked about Karma working as a caterer; Reagan gave Karma the lowdown on how to do her new job; and Karma offered Reagan’s ex some food). The episode also (obviously) passed the Russo test, and the episode passed this test because there were four LGBTI characters in the episode who were not solely defined by their sexual orientation or intersex status and who were important to the plot of the episode. For example, Amy, Lauren, Reagan and Reagan’s ex (who are all LGBTI) were in the episode; Amy was a sister and a friend, Lauren was a scorned woman out for revenge, Reagan was a caterer and Reagan’s ex was a bartender; and Amy, Lauren, Reagan and Reagan’s ex were all important...
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I'm going to start following your collection so I don't miss more of these cards! Are there any tv shows you can think of that actually pass all 3? I feel like Sense8 might but I'm not sure about it being every episode
2 years ago·Reply
@shannonl5 off of the top of my head there are no shows that always pass all three tests. ones that were generally more likely to pass all three were teen wolf and faking it.
2 years ago·Reply
@ButterflyBandit yeah I'm been thinking about it too. Scandal usually falls short on LGBT+ characters, Sense8 might do it but I would have to go back and rewatch, The 100 might have a few episodes but again I'd need to go back and watch.
2 years ago·Reply
@shannonl5 oh, htgawm!
2 years ago·Reply
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