“Dykes to Watch Out For” was a comic strip by Alison Bechdel. This comic strip popularized an uncomplicated test for films to determine gender bias. The Bechdel test appears in a 1985 strip entitled “The Rule”. One of the characters says that she only watches a movie if it satisfies the following requirements:
It has to have at least two women in it,
Who talk to each other,
About something other than a man.
We just reviewed our current script version. Sierra Zulu only has six female characters, but it will still pass the Bechdel test.
So, fellow filmmakers, if we can do it, you can do it too!