An Illustrated Guide To Superhero Movies That Pass The Bechdel Test


It’s no secret that superhero movies are dominated by men. However, with upcoming films like Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, and (perhaps) a solo Black Widow movie, are things really that bad? Well, the short answer is yes.

Recently, a lot of attention has been given to the Bechdel test, which attempts to identify films in which two female characters have a conversation with one another that doesn’t revolve around men. Although this test can hardly be held up as the golden standard in determining which films are sexist (for lack of a better word), it is a helpful indicator of exactly how little some filmmakers understand the complexities of a gender that is consistently underrepresented.

Using this criteria, the folks over at The Daily Dot took a look at every major superhero franchise from X-Men to the Dark Knight trilogy to this year’s Guardians Of The Galaxy. The results we’re not promising.

VIEW THE FULL INFOGRAPHIC BELOW:

Superhero Movie Infographic

[via The Daily Dot]

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