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Feminist Frequency Puts the Oscars to the Bechdel Test [Video]
by Jamie Frevele | 5:59 pm, February 19th, 2012
So, we’ve got one more week until the Oscar telecast, and that gives us yet another week of people trying to handicap the possible winners. But goodness or badness of the movies aside, how do they stack up when it comes to how women are portrayed? Feminist Frequency asked this question and have put the Best Picture nominees to the Bechdel Test: Two women, with names, talking to each other, but not about men. You’ll find that this year’s nominees … will disappoint you. At least when it comes to this. They’re obviously not “bad movies,” but Hollywood clearly has some work to do when it comes to telling quality stories about women.
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