Talk:Bechdel test

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Do we need to specify how to pronounce "Bechdel"? Rhymes with "rectal", but IDK how to put that in without being too offensive. CorruptUser (talk) 13:29, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

Is this actually an issue among the literate? Peace. AgingHippie (talk) 14:17, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
Well, we specify how to pronounce "Koch Brothers" (Coke, not Cock). CorruptUser (talk) 14:20, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
Can we mention that Inception, which is given as an example of a movie that doesn't pass the Bechdel test, passes the Mako Maori test? This could compare the two and point at problems with the Bechdel Test. — Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs

Could we add in a section on the "Imperator Furiosa" test?[edit]

It's a (possibly tongue-in-cheek) alternative to the Bechdel test I found out about. Essentially, it goes like this:

  1. Is it a work of fiction?
  2. If so, then are certain douchebags boycotting it, for some reason?

Just my two cents. TheMyon (talk) 22:00, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

This really does sound like a jab at the Bechdel Test, since it doesn't measure the objective but rather the percieved equality and popularity of the movie also plays a huge factor in this. A big production will always garner some controversy, while smaller ones would pass.

TV programs[edit]

For comparison what proportion of TV fiction programs (single, series, soaps, cartoons etc) pass the Bechdel Test? Anna Livia (talk) 18:35, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

I'm not sure there's been comprehensive analysis on that. Even just a simple web search comes up with something last written in 2012, which is more like a recommended viewing list. Zero (talk - contributions) 19:24, 11 October 2017 (UTC)
From personal observation then - a fair proportion of those TV fiction programs where there are women would pass the test: another way (along with the cliche test and other viewing bingos) of increasing the entertainment value of such programs. Anna Livia (talk) 10:33, 12 October 2017 (UTC)