The Bechdel Test
September 3, 2008 5:28 AM Subscribe
posted by rmd1023 (257 comments total)
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, creator of the very long-running "Dykes to Watch Out For"
as well as the autobiographical graphic novel "Fun Home"
, may end up best known for her creation/popularization of "The Bechdel Test"
NPR has just done a segment
on The Bechdel Test, and their pop culture blog has taken things one step beyond
, with suggestions for other rules for "The Deggans Rule", after Eric Deggans, (1. at least two non-white characters 2. in a show that's not about race), and "The Morales Rule", after "Middleman
star Natalie Morales, (1. Nobody calls anybody Papi, 2. No dancing to salsa music, 3. No gratuitous Spanish). The Middleman has been mentioned previously
, and its stellar passing of the Bechdel test noted