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Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Bechdel Test

The Bechdel Test is a test to see if women play any part in a movie. There are 3 parts to the Bechder Test.

1. It has to have at least 2 named women in it.
2.Who Talk to each other.
3. About something besides a man.

Watch the video at the top to see which of the Oscar winners passed this year's test. 

I'm not sure what the photographic equivalent (not necessarily to do with women) would be for Photojournalism/Documentary/Conceptual/Fashion photography, but there should be one .

1 comment:

Penelope Pedant said...

The Bedchel Test is not about seeing "if women play any part in a movie". If there is a woman in a movie, the fact she is there means she is playing a part.
The test measures the representation of women and relevance of female characters to the plot. It is meant to gauge how women are depicted in cinema, ie if they have distinct identities and story lines, or if they are just accessories to a male-centred plot.