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BECHDEL RULE PASS

 

​Video, 2016

 

Bechdel Rule Pass appropriates a series of famous leading ladies in Hollywood movies to comment on the current debate in Hollywood about the lack of prominent female film roles and unfair pay. The title of the work derives from the infamous Bechdel test, which monitors whether feature films have at least two women who talk to each other about something other than a man. The test is in place to call attention to gender inequality due to sexism in modern filmmaking and only half of films tested pass. 

Bechdel Rule Pass, Video, dimensions variable, 2016

 

Hello Dolly, 1969 Twentieth Century Fox; Sunset Boulevard, 1950 Paramount Pictures; I Love Lucy, 1951 Desilu Productions; How to Marry a Millionaire, 1953 Twentieth Century Fox; Erin Brockovich, 2000 Universal Pictures; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953 Twentieth Century Fox; Gone with the Wind, 1939 Metro Goldwyn Mayer; Miss Congeniality, 2000 Castle Rock Entertainment; Four Weddings and a Funeral, 1994 Working Title; My Best Friends Wedding, 1997 Tristar Pictures; Emma, 1996 Miramax; Moulin Rouge, 2001 Twentieth Century Fox.