Tag Archives: Bechdel Test

Polarizing Trends of the Romantic Comedy

September 15th, 2020

A number of posts back, I skewered the term ‘CHICK FLICKS’ for reasons I won’t repeat now, though I encourage you to revisit them HERE. I mention it because, for my next series of posts, we will be exploring the history, evolution and ramifications of the romantic comedy, a beleaguered genre label too often used […]

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Feminist Call to Action 5: Engage with Men

August 27th, 2019

As we all know too well, the film industry is primarily run by and targeted at males. Consequently, there’s long been a dearth of FEMINIST-FRIENDLY FILMS. We can attribute much of this plight to the misguided notion that while a woman can relate to a male-driven film, a man cannot relate to a female-driven one […]

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Feminist Call to Action #3: Demand More of Movie Execs

July 23rd, 2019

A question I’m asked all the time is: why do so many bad movies get made? The answer is simple: somebody thought these movies would turn a major profit. Many times that somebody is right. Even a movie that gets a 2% approval rating on RottenTomatoes and bombs at the domestic box office may still […]

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