Day 6 took last week's Best Picture nomiations for the Academy Award and put them through the Bechdel Test.
Heard of it?
The Bechdel Test for movies originated in a 1985 comic strip called "The Rule" by cartoonist Alison Bechdel, in her lauded series, Dykes to Watch Out For.
One of the characters says a movie must pass three simple requirements for her to watch it.
1. There must be at least two women in it;
2. Who talk to each other;
3. About something other than a man.
You'd be surprised how many movies don't pass The Bechdel Test. But it got Day 6 contributor Zoe Whittall thinking... if strong female roles are hard to find in Hollywood, they're way ahead of strong lesbian roles.
In order to pass Zoe's Lesbian Bechdel Test, a movie would have to:
1. express desire for another girl;
2. not go immediately crazy;
3. not kill or horribly maim themselves or someone else.
So how would Hollywood rate? Here's Zoe:
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