Action Snark: Bechdel Test Failures.

The Bechdel Test (much discussed in writing circles) is an informal test applied to a book or movie that assess how "female-friendly" the story is. The test is as follows: 1. Are there two female characters? 2. Who have names? 3. Who talk to each other? 4. About something other than a man. You'd be surprised at how many books and movies with an action-adventure theme fail this test. Typically the hero gets rewarded with a woman who does not speak, and has no friends.