2013 Was A Good Year For Women In Movies. What Will 2014 Hold?

I hope so, since some of my favs working are gals, I hope it is another good year 🙂


In 2013, audiences were more than happy to pay to see women play more than token characters on the big screen.

Last week, entertainment site Vocativ crunched the numbers and found that of the 50 highest-grossing films in 2013, only 36% passed the Bechdel test — which measures how substantial female roles are by asking if a film features two or more women characters who speak to one another about something other than a man). The good news is that the films that did pass collectively brought in $4.22 billion dollars at the U.S. box office; the non-passing films took in only $2.66 billion. That’s a full $1.55 billion more for the Bechdel winners, which seems like a clear victory for women in films.

Of course, it should be noted that the Bechdel test was intended to illustrate the very basic level at which gender biases operate in movies; it’s not…

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