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TODAY   |  November 07, 2013

Swedish cinemas launch feminist movie rating system

The so-called Bechdel test is giving movies a letter grade on the number of female characters in a movie and whether those characters talk to each other about something other than a man, with a surprising number of movies failing the test.

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>> have you heard about the new system making waves in sweden? it's correct am. it's denied to boost positive depictions of women on the big screen and correct decades of sexism. to get an a rating, the movie needs to have at least two female characters. check. they need to talk to something other than that. so what movies wouldn't ace the test? all of the " star wars " films. most of the james bond movies and one ofpy favorites, which i guess i can't watch anymore the entire " lord of the rings " trilogy. are you