‘The Bechdel Test’ was inspired by cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s 1985 tongue-in-cheek comic strip ‘The Rule’ which became a basic measure to see if women appear on screen in their own right.
For a film to pass The Bechdel Test, the movie must obey three rules:
1. It must have at least two female characters
2. They must both have names
3. They must talk to each other about something other than a man
The Bechdel Test Fest puts on amazing events and talks across London.