What is the Bechdel Test for movies?

In 1985, graphic novelist Alison Bechdel described "The Test" for movies that require a) two named women on screen, b) talking to each other, c) about something other than a man. Cristen and Caroline talk about the Bechdel Test today and how it can evaluate representations of gender and race in movies and television.

Topics in this Podcast: sexism, female characters, gender imbalance, Alison Bechdel, representations of gender, Film