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little kon-el

Subj: Re: Bechdel test...
Posted: Sun May 25, 2014 at 04:34:16 pm CDT (Viewed 157 times)
Reply Subj: Kitty Pryde reviews X-Men Days of Future's Past...
Posted: Sun May 25, 2014 at 02:33:12 am CDT (Viewed 29 times)






    Quote:
    http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/movies/2014/05/kitty_pryde_reviews_x_men_days_of_future_past.html?wpisrc=hpsponsoredd2



    Quote:
    "The stories about us written by Chris Claremont in the late 1970s and early 1980s were some of the first mainstream comics that had more than one female character at a time, with lines and powers and motives and everything. The movie, on the other hand, doesn’t even try to pass the Bechdel test. Its 1973 plot has one woman, Mystique, the third in a classic bromantic triangle with Xavier and Magneto. The 1973 plot—that’s most of the movie—also has one non-white speaking role, a Vietnamese officer whom Mystique kills and impersonates. The future looks terrible (and grey and cloudy—why do all dystopias look grey and cloudy?) but at least it’s diverse: Storm and Bishop, Blink and Warpath, tear up the screen."


Never heard of Bechdel test 'til now. Thanks for sparking my real world lesson by searching the Wiki definition of this term! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bechdel_test Interesting review detail. Less tempted to rush to see the film now... maybe rental...


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