Monday, May 31, 2010

The Bechdel test

I ran across this video on Twitter a few days ago and thought it was really interesting. In the past ten years, with the popularity of Buffy, Sidney Bristow of "Alias," and Zoe of "Firefly," I really thought that the zeitgeist of women in television and movies was changing. Now I see that, if it is changing, it's doing so at a glacial pace.

Today, I found both of these pictures in the same article at [Insert inarticulate cry of rage and despair here.]


Carol said...

Great post. I immediately posted the video to my facebook page.Pretty discouraging.

halfpassgirl said...

I just got back from Iron Man 2. It passes the Bechdel Test, barely.

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Oh dear, that is depressing.