nicolejb
2 years ago1,000+ Views
Hollywood Fails the Bechdel Test So Hard.
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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Truth @RaquelArredondo and @peahyr we like to talk about books, friends, and SO much more. haha I think women are excellent conversationalists!
2 years ago·Reply
This is similar to how Hollywood wants you to see how Indians are reenacted along with other races. This is one of the many examples of why we as a nation are one poorly thought out, sick joke, mew.
2 years ago·Reply
@nicolejb I'm not a very good one but just sitting around in quiet is enough
2 years ago·Reply
preach it sistah!!
2 years ago·Reply
@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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