Let's Make Films That Support The World We Live In

Vanessa just pointed me to The Bechdel Test:

  1. Does the film have two women with names in it?
  2. Do these two women talk to each other?
  3. Do they talk to each other about something other than a man?

What is particularly surprising is how few movies can pass this test.  Every screenwriter should give this thought before hitting the keyboards.  

And I should point out that although they claim ADVENTURELAND failed this test in that the women only talk about men, it passes;  Em (Kristen Stewart) talks to Francie (Mary Birdsong) about how much she hates her, and to Paulette (Kristen Wiig) about work.