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Do Your Favorite Movies Pass the Bechdel Test?

By Abbey Clarke Nov 27, 2013

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The Princess Bride

Rating: 2/3

We adore The Princess Bride, but like many fairy tales, it skimps a bit on female characterization. The only women who talk to each are (if my memory is strong) Buttercup and an old woman who she dreamed up. Which is kind of cheating. But we still love the movie.

Tags: movies, slideshows, feminism, movies we love, gender equality, bechdel test

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Abbey Clarke

Abbey Clarke is a writer and editorial assistant living in Jersey City. She's a player on a D&D podcast called Knife Errant, wrote her senior thesis on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and is working on a novel about a semi-reformed demon who runs a library. You can follow her on Twitter at @abbeybookaholic.

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