History UsefulNotes / TheBechdelTest

18th Apr '18 12:22:04 PM MetaFour
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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' once had a host segment lampshading how the show sort of fails this due to TheSmurfettePrinciple. Crow begins a discussion of how women are poorly represented, which promptly derails into [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1CvTlQSrYY a conspiracy rant about how women don't actually exist]].

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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' once ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'':
** The episode ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S09E07Hobgoblins Hobgoblins]]''
had a host segment lampshading how the show sort of fails this due to TheSmurfettePrinciple. Crow begins a discussion of how women are poorly represented, to treat women, which promptly derails into [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1CvTlQSrYY a conspiracy rant about how women don't actually exist]].exist]].
** ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S11E03TheTimeTravelers The Time Travelers]]:'' In that week's experiment, the female leads don't get a scene to themselves until halfway into the movie. So when their conversation turns, almost immediately, towards their male love interests, Tom Servo laments "Bechdel Test: zero."




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** [[http://tallcomics.com/comic?sort=100 page 100]] references it with the Rastov Test (which, instead of dealing with feminism, is a dig at overly-elaborate {{Space Opera}}s and TechnoBabble).

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** [[http://tallcomics.com/comic?sort=100 page Page 100]] references it with the Rastov Test (which, instead of dealing with feminism, is a dig at overly-elaborate {{Space Opera}}s and TechnoBabble).
18th Apr '18 12:11:00 PM MetaFour
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* ''Webcomic/UnwindersTallComics'' references the test on [[http://tallcomics.com/?id=100 page 100]] with the Rastov Test (which, instead of dealing with feminism, is a dig at overly-elaborate {{Space Opera}}s and TechnoBabble).

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* ''Webcomic/UnwindersTallComics'' references the test on ''Webcomic/UnwindersTallComics''
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[[http://tallcomics.com/?id=100 com/comic?sort=19 This strip]] features a documentary comic, with two girls talking about a lizard. The title of the page is "Failing the Bechdel test because the lizard is a dude".
** [[http://tallcomics.com/comic?sort=100
page 100]] references it with the Rastov Test (which, instead of dealing with feminism, is a dig at overly-elaborate {{Space Opera}}s and TechnoBabble).
9th Apr '18 9:09:08 PM igordebraga
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* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', as Dylan and Sister are discussing what the latter has done while alone in Blood Gulch, but the former decides to ask about the Reds and Blues, her cameraman (who's a film student) goes "Ah, there goes the Bechdel Test."
8th Apr '18 1:07:34 PM KingLyger
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The Bechdel Test, Bechdel-Wallace Test, or the Mo Movie Measure[[note]] named after Mo, the main character of ''DTWOF'', even though it was introduced in a one-off strip before Mo was introduced[[/note]], is a litmus test for female presence in fictional media. The test is named for Alison Bechdel, creator of the comic strip ''ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor'', who made it known to the world with [[https://web.archive.org/web/20140216030535/http://www.flickr.com/photos/zizyphus/34585797/ this strip]].

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The Bechdel Test, Bechdel-Wallace Test, or the Mo Movie Measure[[note]] named after Mo, the main character of ''DTWOF'', ''Dykes to Watch Out For'', even though it was introduced in a one-off strip before Mo was introduced[[/note]], is a litmus test for female presence in fictional media. The test is named for Alison Bechdel, creator of the comic strip ''ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor'', who made it known to the world with [[https://web.archive.org/web/20140216030535/http://www.flickr.com/photos/zizyphus/34585797/ this strip]].
31st Mar '18 1:46:38 AM system
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29th Mar '18 4:37:14 PM MinghamSmith
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* During the [[DeadpanSnarker Davina]]-[[TheDitz Tara]] "Ask Me Anything" session of ''Webcomic/TheScumthorpeFiles'', one user asked Tara what her ideal boyfriend would be like. This conversation ensued:
-->'''Davina: <OH, WONDERFUL. LET'S ALL GO FORTH AND FAIL THE BECHDEL TEST.>'''\\
'''Tara:''' ...I totally don't know what that is. Does talking about cute boys mean you fail it?\\
'''Davina: <OF COURSE IT DOES, YOU CRETIN.>'''\\
'''Tara:''' Then watch me fail it, Davina. Watch me fail it ''hard''.
16th Mar '18 8:39:16 PM yisfidri
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* Several of the ''Website/CollegeHumor'' women devoted [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AvuMzSkees a video]] to passing the test, only to find it more difficult than they'd first thought.
16th Mar '18 12:41:58 PM KJMackley
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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' originated with four genius-level men interacting with the GirlNextDoor Penny. The fourth season added similarly genius women Amy and Bernadette to the cast ([[PromotionToOpeningCredits introduced in the third season]]), who ended up forming a girl group with Penny. Their conversations tended to skew towards guys, given that each had a LoveInterest among the guys, but in one episode Amy and Bernadette mention that they sometimes enjoy breaking away from Penny because she only talks about the guys and they would like to talk about their careers in high-level science. That conversation, amusingly, [[HypocriticalHumor got sidetracked when some guys at a bar sent them drinks]].

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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' originated with four genius-level men interacting with the GirlNextDoor Penny. The fourth season added similarly genius women Amy and Bernadette to the cast ([[PromotionToOpeningCredits ([[PromotedToOpeningCredits introduced in the third season]]), who ended up forming a girl group with Penny. Their conversations tended to skew towards guys, given that each had a LoveInterest among the guys, but in one episode Amy and Bernadette mention that they sometimes enjoy breaking away from Penny because she only talks about the guys and they would like to talk about their careers in high-level science. That conversation, amusingly, [[HypocriticalHumor got sidetracked when some guys at a bar sent them drinks]].
16th Mar '18 12:39:03 PM KJMackley
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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' originated with four genius-level men interacting with the GirlNextDoor Penny. The fourth season added similarly genius women Amy and Bernadette to the cast ([[PromotionToOpeningCredits introduced in the third season]]), who ended up forming a girl group with Penny. Their conversations tended to skew towards guys, given that each had a LoveInterest among the guys, but in one episode Amy and Bernadette mention that they sometimes enjoy breaking away from Penny because she only talks about the guys and they would like to talk about their careers in high-level science. That conversation, amusingly, [[HypocriticalHumor got sidetracked when some guys at a bar sent them drinks]].
13th Mar '18 9:20:26 AM Yirkash
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[[caption-width-right:309:[[http://scarygoround.com/index.php?date=20130826 "It means your film is bland and cheesy."]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:309:[[http://scarygoround.com/index.php?date=20130826 com/badmachinery/?date=20130826 "It means your film is bland and cheesy."]]]]
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