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June 9 at 11:32am

Let’s Make Films That Support The World We Live In

By Ted Hope

Vanessa just pointed me to The Bechdel Test:

  1. Does the film have two women with names in it?
  2. Do these two women talk to each other?
  3. Do they talk to each other about something other than a man?

What is particularly surprising is how few movies can pass this test.  Every screenwriter should give this thought before hitting the keyboards.  

And I should point out that although they claim ADVENTURELAND failed this test in that the women only talk about men, it passes;  Em (Kristen Stewart) talks to Francie (Mary Birdsong) about how much she hates her, and to Paulette (Kristen Wiig) about work.

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  1. Egfege / Jun 9 at 11:32am

    The white lotus is a shallow-water replica purse, night-blooming plant with a

    creeping rootstock (rhizome) that sends up long-stalked, nearly circular
    dark green leathery leaves, which float on the luxury handbags,

    surface. The flowers, up to 25 cm (10 in) across, remain open until midday
    The blue lotus is a smaller, luxury handbag. less showy day-blooming

    plant leather bags.
    The Lotus flower has for thousands of years symbolized spiritual enlightenment
    leather bag. Indeed, this flower essence's purpose is to accelerate spiritual

    evolvement and enhance healing on every level within the system.jl

  2. mikuluk / Jun 9 at 11:32am

    I wrote several scripts that passed this test which never got made because, I was told, “movies have to be about the men.” Yes I was told that, literally.

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