Must Female Movie & TV Characters Always Have Men On The Mind?

Ever hear of the Bechdel Rule? That's where a story, movie or TV show has at least two female characters — who talk to each other about something other » 9/03/08 4:30pm 9/03/08 4:30pm than a man. Yesterday, NPR reporter Neda Ulaby . Twenty-three years ago, Bechdel wrote the Rule in one of her comics — a woman in the strip won't see a movie unless it…

Coming Soon: 2008, The Summer Of The Dick Flick

We've harped on the lack of female leads in Hollywood movies (here, here, here, here and here, for starters) and in Sunday's New York Times, Manohla Dargis also mourns the dearth of chicks in flicks. (Not to be confused with chick flicks!) The summer movie season is upon us and the blockbuster films will be almost … » 5/05/08 4:00pm 5/05/08 4:00pm