This Is Insightful, You Should Watch It of the Day: The Bechdel Test is a straightforward evaluation of the gender bias present in a given movie.
To pass, a film must meet three requirements: 1) Have at least two female characters 2) who talk to each other 3) about something other than a man. (A variant of the rule called the “Mo Movie Measure” adds the requirement that the female characters must have names.)
Feminist Frequency’s Anita Sarkeesian applies the test to the 2012 Best Picture nominees to see if the pass.
Spoiler Alert: Most don’t.