July 18th, 2008

quote - strong women characters

Just in case you need more reasons to be irked at Hollywood

How screenwriters are taught to fail the Bechdel Test.

Interesting discussion in the comments, too. Found via another interesting post, this one about the dearth of female characters in Pixar films and other Disney animation.

(More on the Bechdel Test, also known as The Mo Movie Measure. It's really pretty appalling how few films pass. Books and TV do somewhat better, but there's still a long way to go.)