Monday, 18 July 2011

The Bechdel Test: Attack The Block (dir Joe Cornish)

Name of film
Attack the Block

Were there two or more named women in the film?
Yes

Did the women talk to each other?
No

... about something other than a man?
No

Was the director male or female?
Male

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Bechdel Test - Bridesmaids

Went to see the fabulously funny Kristen Wiig in Bridesmaids last night.

It definitely passed the Bechdel test and was a great portrayal of women's friendships and rivalries. This doesn't necessarily make this a feminist film, but was great to see women being funny and gross and insecure and sexual in a film, in their own right, as opposed to being accessories to the male plotline.

The actors were also quite diverse (not all thin, young and white) and were allowed space to have fully formed characters.

I loved it.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

The Bechdel Test: Taxi Driver (dir Martin Scorsese)

Name of film Taxi Driver

Were there two or more named women in the film? Yes

Did the women talk to each other? No

... about something other than a man? No

Was the director male or female? Male

Comments Viewed at Watershed

The Bechdel Test: Mega Pirhana (dir Eric Forsberg)

Name of film
Mega Piranha
Were there two or more named women in the film?
No
Did the women talk to each other?
No
... about something other than a man?
No
Was the director male or female?
Male

The Bechdel Test: Potiche (Dir: Fran├žois Ozon)

Name of film
Potiche

Were there two or more named women in the film?
Yes

Did the women talk to each other?
Yes

... about something other than a man?
Yes

Was the director male or female?
Male

Comments
Saw this film at the Watershed and love love loved it