The Manga Community vs. the Bechdel Test

Posted by on October 3rd, 2010 at 8:34 AM

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One Response to “The Manga Community vs. the Bechdel Test”

  1. GeneHa says:

    From what I’ve read, the manga fans understood it perfectly. Look at the original story it appeared in:
    http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/bech8.jpg

    The original strip is powerful because Mo sets up a ridiculously low standard and Hollywood failed it. Anything that raises that standard destroys the power of Mo’s indictment.

    It’d be great if Hollywood surpassed that easy 3 rule standard and also wrote women well, but bad or cliched writing is a universal problem, not a misogynist one.