Bechdel test graphics

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It is a great shame that animation and family films aren't better. Those are the ones that kids see and it would be nice to think they're getting a balanced view of women.

(As if sad)

BasilBabyEater Fri 05-Jul-13 21:30:08

Those graphs are fascinating, thanks for posting

BasilBabyEater Fri 05-Jul-13 21:22:03

Here, I'm reposting your link for you so that it's instantly clickable

bechdel test graphs

thylarctosplummetus Fri 05-Jul-13 01:19:59

Ten images and graphs based on results of bechdel tests.

http://imgur.com/a/612eD#0

Reposted from reddit, from user celacanto. This is their explanation:

Bechdel test was enunciated by Alison Bechdel on the comic Dykes to Watch Out For in 1985. A movie to pass the test must meet the following prerequisites:

It has to have at least two women in it,
who talk to each other,
about something besides a man.

The most widely form of the test used today added the necessity of the two female characters have names. The test has the characteristic of being simple, so easy to apply, and does not require much of a movie for succeed. However, a limitation of it is that the application to a single movie is debatable, since there can be many artistic choices that end up making the movie not pass the test (for example, Run Lola Run don't have two female characters who talk to each other). Thus its application is more interesting when applied to a set of films, since it may reveal patterns of how women are represented consistently in this group. The graphs present here subdivide the films into groups according to variables available on sites to try to find how each category affects the way females characters are represented.

The Bechdel rates are from bechdeltest.com. I removed movies where more than 50% of users who commented about it disagreed with the classification. The site classifies films according to each prerequisites of the test, here I grouped the films based only if they passed or did not pass, I did it for clarity.

I wrote here about how I determined the genres of the professionals. There are also some other graphics and comments, which I did not find necessary to include in the post. English is not my mother tongue, so excuse any grammatical error.

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