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October 3, 2016

30 Film Females: Montage!

Filed under: 30 Film Females, Bechdel Test, films — ootastic @ 8:59 pm

In true Team Amercia: World Police style, here is a montage version of the previous 30 Film Females summary.

butterfly Windmills Programme Name: n/a - TX: 20100101 - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Embargoed for publication until: n/a - Picture Shows: - (C) BBC Worldwide/Top TV Production - Photographer: Richard Kendal pizza face
misery Lesbian sheep marilyn The Remains of the Day women
crossword fargo Contact X chromosome ten
eggs pants panic PCOS monster V
Transamerica The Queen juno window queen
Black Swan Codanin rings mouse equation

September 29, 2016

30 Film Females: The Final Countdown

Filed under: 30 Film Females, Bechdel Test, films — ootastic @ 9:46 pm

Over two years ago I decided to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the Bechdel Test by drawing about women in film.  I recently posted the last doodle and now here’s a final summary of those three decades in chronological order.  I hope you enjoyed them 😉

October 25, 2015

30 Film Females: Nearly Finished!

Filed under: 30 Film Females, Bechdel Test, films — ootastic @ 5:40 pm

I’ve been at this blog series celebrating women in film for over a year now and can finally say I’m on the home stretch.  There are a couple of recent interesting articles about feminism/sexism in film in the i100 and Guardian.  Below is a summary of what I’ve posted since the last update.

March 16, 2015

30 Film Females: An Update

Filed under: 30 Film Females, Bechdel Test — ootastic @ 2:09 pm

It’s exactly six months since I previously summarised the posts in this blog series about women in film.  One issue I’ve encountered is that I often think of interesting illustrations for years I’ve already covered – for some reason, 2011 seems to be a very good year!  I also observe that my publishing rate has slowed by a factor of two, as I struggle for both spare time and good ideas.  A recent episode of The Sound of Cinema on Radio 3 featured music from films that pass the Bechdel Test.

Here’s a list of the blogs posted since the last update:





September 16, 2014

30 Film Females: A Quick Re-cap

Filed under: 30 Film Females, Bechdel Test, films — ootastic @ 3:24 pm

It hardly seems like three months since I first started this “30 Film Females” blog series.  I’ve really enjoyed revisiting some great characters and stories, and my TV recorder is brimming with films to potentially blog in the near future.  It’s also been an interesting challenge to illustrate each film (given my limited artistic abilities) and also try to relate certain plot points to my own experiences as a woman (especially given the medical origins of this blog).  I’m now a third of my way through the three decades and thought it was time for a quick re-cap.  One thing I haven’t really done as originally planned is ascertaining if each film actually passes the Bechdel test, but at least three are on list of “50 Greatest Films That Pass The Bechdel Test” that Total Film magazine posted earlier this year.

As always, feel free to ask questions or suggest your own characters, films, drawing, etc.  Here’s the list of the ten films so far (in the order published):

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