Feminist Film Reviews attempts to critique various films both on the quality of the film in general, but more importantly on how a film represents women. The objectification of women runs rampant in modern film. Even movies that are otherwise great films often lack in female presence and/or portray women as objects.
This blog will gauge how a film does in relation to the Bechdel test. For a movie to pass the Bechdel test it requires only three elements:
- There are at least two female characters with names
- The characters talk to each other
- Their conversation is about something (anything!) other than men
These requirements are simple but it is amazing how few movies actually pass it.
I will also go beyond the Bechdel test in this blog. A movie can pass the Bechdel test and still be overall degrading. I will address other elements of the feminine presence in each film.