The Guardian: Swedish cinemas take aim at gender bias with Bechdel test rating

Cinema houses in Sweden are taking a stab at gender biases in the films they show by subjecting them to the Bechdel Test.

A small portion of the article…

To get an A rating, a movie must pass the so-called Bechdel test, which means it must have at least two named female characters who talk to each other about something other than a man.

“The entire Lord of the Rings trilogy, all Star Wars movies, The Social Network, Pulp Fiction and all but one of the Harry Potter movies fail this test,” said Ellen Tejle, the director of Bio Rio, an art-house cinema in Stockholm’s trendy Södermalm district.

As C1 kicks off the XX Playlab event this weekend, seeing other creative ways to tackle gender parity is refreshing.

Read the entire Guardian article at the link provided.


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