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Report: Dad’s Favorite Movie Definitely Doesn’t Pass The Bechdel Test

Published Friday, September 17th, 2021

According to a report conducted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, your dad’s favorite movie definitely doesn’t pass the Bechdel test. “We’ve applied the Bechdel test, which determines whether two female characters speak about something other than a man at any point in a film, to your dad’s favorite movie,” said Academy communications representative Sarah Plinko of the 1985 survey designed to measure the amount of female representation in a work of fiction. “And across the board, according to every metric, your dad’s favorite movie fails to include even a semblance of a complex female character. The only women in the film are both love interests, one a young secretary and the other the male lead’s wife. Even before we formally applied the test, the use of the term ‘sweet-cheeks’ in the film’s trailer was an early indicator that the movie was bound to fail." The report concluded by noting that your dad’s second favorite movie features no women whatsoever.

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