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  • Bechdel's Test is a way of judging movies based on the following criteria:

    1) there are at least two named female characters, who

    2) talk to each other about

    3) something other than a man.

    The rule was first introduced to the world by cartoonist Allison Bechdel in 1985 in a comic from her popular strip, Dykes To Watch Out For. According to Bechdel, it should be called The Liz Wallace Test, as her friend actually came up with it. The test, or rather the difficulty in finding movies that pass it, is a testament to the shocking (not really) lack of diversity in Hollywood production, even in 2010.

    April 11, 2010