John August is one of the latest to bring up the Bechdel test in his screenwriting blog.
Screenwriters: Think back over the scripts you’ve written, and ask yourself three questions about each one:
- Are there two or more female characters with names?
- Do they talk to each other?
- If they talk to each other, do they talk about something other than a man?
In my own recent stuff, Q-Burger fails, but I think The Winchcombe passes. Barely.
Women in film