Celebrating International Womens Day on Admit One with Bechdel Test Fest’s Corrina Antrobus

Today is the 8th March which is International Woman’s Day; a day to celebrate all of the achievements that women have made and continue to strive for across all countries, industries and paths. Today is a day to be proud to be a woman and to applaud where we are today, thanks to the women who have walked and worked and championed equality and feminism before us.

With this in mind, on this week’s episode of Admit One I was in the studio with Corrina Antrobus, the director of the Bechdel Test Fest. The Bechdel Test (also discussed by the funny women over on The Guilty Feminist podcast) was inspired by Alison Bechdel’s 1985 tongue-in-cheek comic strip ‘The Rule’ which became a basic measure to see if women are fairly represented in a film. Giving us something to think about, the test asks whether a work of fiction features at least two women who talk to each other about something other than a man (NB: of the 25 top-grossing movies of 2016, a measly half passed the Bechdel Test.)

A lover of film, Corrina Antrobus is the founder/ director of the award-winning Bechdel Test Fest which celebrates films that pass the Bechdel Test. It was fantastic to talk to Corrina and such an education for me on how women are portrayed in film. We talked about strong female role models, nineties female heist films and why Moonlight deserves to be so celebrated.

With guests including Sara Cox, James King and Cherry Healey, catch up with the series of Admit One series here.



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