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Girls On Film: The Bechdel Test

Writing by Hannah Forsdike // photograph by Francesca Ciavarella // When women are misrepresented in movies and TV shows it’s not only insulting, but it’s also difficult to identify with on screen characters. Successful fiction should allow the consumer to make a connection to the narrative; it should be comparable to real life in some way for us to be able to make sense of the story and the characters.

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Understanding Misinterpretations of Lolita Through the Film Una

Writing by Ellen Muller // Watching Una gave me a much deeper perspective on this Penguin Classic, because Una is given something denied to Lolita, which is the chance for the audience to hear her voice, and to get an impression of her personality separate from the abuser’s perspective. When compared as fictional literary texts, they make a powerful statement why the victim’s perspective is invaluable, without it the story risks being seen as fetishism.

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