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The Bechdel Test

With regard to any given film, the test, named for cartoonist Alison Bechdel, asks the following three questions:

  1. Does the movie have at least two female characters?
  2. Do they talk to each other?
  3. Do they talk to each other about something other than a man?

Failing any one question fails the test.

Quite a few of my own screenplays fail this test. Of course, I mostly write romantic comedies.