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The Bechdel Test

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    Guest Post: Bechdel Ain’t Just for the Ladies: Westerns, and Protagonists Who Are Not Like Me

    What if the stereotypical white male "empathy deficiency" is not at all innate, but a social distinction engendered by the stories we tell?

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    5 Daily Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: Kickstarter News, The Bechdel Test and More

    Today's top stories for filmmakers (and film fans) include news about Kickstarter, a new opportunity for filmmakers and more.

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    Heroines of Cinema: How Thuc Nguyen's 'Bitch Pack' is Fighting for More Female-Driven Stories

    In our latest "Heroines of Cinema" column, we write about Thuc Nguyen and her brainchild, The Bitch Pack.

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    Fun Home is Coming to Broadway: The Graphic Memoir Turned Musical Aims to Open in Spring 2015

    Based on the beloved graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, "Fun Home" is described as a "fresh, daring new musical."

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    Women & 'Game of Thrones': How 'Breaker of Chains' Broke the Bechdel Test

    In this new semi-weekly series, we examine the roles of women on "Game of Thrones" and what their portrayal tells us about the larger picture.

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    Lego Movie Sequel Director Regretful Original Film Fails Bechdel Test, Wants to Do Better

    "We were always constantly saying to ourselves, 'Are we just a bunch of white guys sitting here making this movie from our own myopic point of view?'"

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    The Continuing Case for Having More Women in Film

    The folks at 538.com prove that movies that star women who talk to each other about something other than a man are box office successes.

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    Guest Post: Pass the Bechdel Test - A Grassroots Campaign Aimed at the Film Industry

    The responsibility should lie with artists, not audiences.

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    Beyond the Bechdel Test: Why It’s Not Enough

    Athena Film Festival panel gives us five reasons why moviegoers need to look beyond the Bechdel test.

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    The Big O: Which of the 3 Best-Picture Frontrunners Is Female-Friendliest?

    Which movie would give the biggest boost to females in the film industry, both behind and in front of the camera?

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