Who Are We?
We’re a collective of creatives and film & media students (current + past), men and women who believe that there should be more screenplays produced into films (reel life) that reflect how women talk, in real life. We’re not saying every single film needs to pass The Bechdel Test or saying ones that don’t are bad, but it would be nice if more did so we can have more real representation for women on screen.
We started a media literacy campaign called The Bitch List, aka The Bechdel List. We’ve reached out to The Blood List, The Black List and The Hit List and are inspired by their work to feature quality writing and content in the entertainment areas in which they concentrate.
We focus on Bechdel Test passing screenplays and dialogue between women. Since film is the world’s largest medium, we know film can change society’s perceptions and people’s lives.
How many times have you been watching a film and gone, “Wait, all that just happened [at her work, with those aliens] and she didn’t tell her best female friend about it?” or “Hold on, this female character has no female friends, at all?”?
There’s a lot of discourse after films are released. We seek to go to the source of why so few film projects show women how we are and not from a “male gaze” or how we’re currently dominantly portrayed. We’re going upstream to the screenplay. First the writer is in full control of all the decisions in the original draft, then execs and producers and directors are capable of preserving progressive scenes to make positive change.
We hope you’ll join us in shifting society via popular culture.
Find scripted material with:
that passes the Bechdel Test for more than one page:
1. It has to have at least two [named] women in it
2. Who talk to each other
3. About something besides a man
When in doubt, remember:
Hey woman…. really