nicolejb
2 years ago1,000+ Views
After the announcement of the Academy Awards nominees, and a HUGE backlash from the film community demanding some representation for minorities, and woman I decided to do a little research to see if we are getting anywhere when it comes to representation within the films themselves.
One of the things we looked in college were representation test. One of the them - them Bechdel Test takes an interesting look at women characters in film.
What's the Bechdel Test? Well, it's a simple way to see if women are being represented in film. And to test a movie you only need to do 3 things:
1. It has to have at least two (named) women in the film
2. Who talk to each other
3. About something besides a man
That's it.
So how does Hollywood do in the test? Well, according to BechdelTest.com they desperately fail.

International Films seem to do way better than the rest of the U.S.

Only 5 film studios passed with a Green rating (less that 37% of films failing)
While 16 international studios got the green.
The U.S. overall films that fail this test? 45%

Who else is pretty pissed that this still is how women are being represented?

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It's pretty sad that they even had to create this test....
I'm trying to think about the movies I saw this year that had some really good lady rep, and the only two I can think of are Joy and Star Wars... anyone else?! @AlloBaber @MaighdlinS
me... I want them to take women seriously... its about time.
Oh my god... this is horrifying. @shannonl5 And that's actually extra horrifying. Can we please have movies about something other than the trials and tribulations of white men kthnx.
@Patmanmeow :( totally, but I think there is room for improvement if we keep pushing things! Well you are good at talking on Vingle :) @peahyr lol I thought you'd appreciate this @melifluosmelodi !!
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