The good old Bechdel Test has been popping up in the news fairly frequently recently, not least thanks to a few plucky Swedish cinemas, and now Geek Syndicate have put the first phase of recent Marvel movies to the test.
Cat Collins of Geeky Girls Love Sci-Fi has written a piece in the latest Geek Syndicate magazine that focuses on the Iron Man trilogy, the two Thor films, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, and The Avengers.
Collins also gives a brief overview of the test itself – namely what it is exactly, why it’s important, and why it doesn’t tell the full story but remains a useful tool.
Using the test as a tool to show general trends is a particular interest of mine, (particularly when coupled with the Reverse Bechdel Test) and one I hope to find the time to return to on a larger scale.
Anyway, go read! Collins’ article starts on page 56, and the whole magazine is definitely worth a read.