After I pointed to the Bechdel Test video a few days ago, Liz Lawley explored further and came up with a Bechdel Test website, where movies are rated by how many of the Bechdel Critera the film fulfils. This, to my mind, takes away some of the fun, since the Test gives you something additional to watch for while enjoying a film (or not); if the Bechdel Site tells you before you’ve even seen the movie. . . I guess it’s useful, never mind.
But once I followed Liz’s lead, I poked around and turned up the Bechdel Test blog, where they discuss movies seriatim, and links to posts from inside the sausage factory about the ways that film school and the industry itself actively function to suppress women’s roles and women’s agency.