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1.05: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

1.05: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

In this episode, I discuss the Bechdel Test for superhero movies and analyze The Perks of Being a Wallflower, both the book and the movie. 
The Daily Dot featured an article about the recent superhero movies and how most have failed the Bechdel Test. And though this does highlight a problem with our current tendency toward male dominated and male focused movies, the fact that these films failed the Bechdel Test, I argue, is not as problematic as the author suggests. The problem is that films too often have male protagonists, not that movie writers are too lazy or sexist to write strong female characters.