Monday, February 20, 2012

Gender, Oscar, and the Bechdel Test

I've been experiencing a gradual shift in my thoughts on Hollywood lately. Four or five years ago, I was a starry eyed film geek newb who gobbled up Hollywood nostalgia, best films lists, and the Oscars like so many statuette cookies. Over time, my cinematic tastes became more developed and focused, as did my feminism. This year marks the first that I have decided not to watch the Academy Awards. More to come on the subject, but Feminist Frequency hits on many of the problems with Hollywood, all while addressing the nuances and complications of the handy dandy Bechdel test.

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