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comment by Shitty_Physics

Yeah, I don't get it. I guess it's an easier way to evaluate how an individual movie's treatment of female characters is without having to analyze anything about the film. Of course, the people that like to invoke the test also seem to always qualify the films that fail but they happen to like. But it's about some bigger trend in the film industry? Fine, but even so there's still way better metrics, like how many (or lack thereof) female directors, writers, cinematographers, et al exist.

user-inactivated  ·  2812 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I agree, I was gratified to see the article mention that paucity of female directors, which is in my opinion something actually worth building an article over. But the Bechdel test spins pageviews.