I was stunned (in a good way) to see that the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly (cover-dated August 13) had a full-page column about [the Bechdel test].
You have got to read this post! And don't you just know it, the first comment is from some d00dche, arguing about how d00ds are totes given a hard time in the film credits:
Although, the one point I would make is that names like “Guy on Bus”, “Drunk Guy At Party” are very prevelant. The “character not named, but described” is extremely common for men- few characters outside the supporting cast get actual names, especially if they are only in one scene. If secretary is present throughout the film and has dialog in more than one scene-she probably has a name. Otherwise, it was a great column and I am both surprised and pleased that the test has made as big of a splash as it seems to have over the last two weeks.
Ahahahahahahhaha!!!! Yes, the one point I would make! About d00ds! The poor d00ds! Let us not forget the d00ds! Not even for one microsecond! Not even when we are talking about whether or not films ever, ever, ever, for an infinitesimal minute, allow women to have a tiny conversational interchange in which d00ds are not the point of the conversation! Ahahahahahahahahahaha! No fucking wonder the Hollywood wunderkinds think they cannot show two women talking about anything but how to get a d00d. Because anywhere you go in the universe, there you will find a d00d, piping up about how d00dly d00d shit is so fucking important and needs to be attended to. The Hollywood wunderkinds must think this stuff is God's truth. And that all women, everywhere, breathlessly await further instruction on the endlessly fascinating topic of How To Get A Dude. Like as if the d00ds aren't every fucking where we go every fucking minute of every fucking day. Or like they are so fucking difficult to get. What I want is a Hollywood film on how to get rid of the d00dly d00ds who haunt our waking existence. That would be an awesome film. I am not holding my breath.
Oh wait. There was Men Who Hate Women The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. I hear Hollywood is gonna remake that. I am sure that remake will be totes fucking awesome.
P.S. Apologies for the profanity. It appears that Comrade Physioprof hacked my blog.