Back in 1985, cartoonist Alison Bechdel drew a “Dykes To Watch Out For” cartoon describing the three rules that govern whether or not she will see a movie, which she called “The Bechdel Test“:
- It has to have two women in it who have names,
- Who talk to each other,
- About something besides a man.
Bechdel’s point was that the majority of mainstream films relegate women to the role of “girlfriend,” “wife” or “princess in a tower who needs to be saved by a knight in shining arming” and this is problematic for women’s substantive representation in film. Unfortunately, 25 years later, a lot of movies still don’t pass the Bechdel test, including 2012 Oscar nominees. Keep reading »
There are two camps in The Frisky office — the Goslingites [Ahem, see the reasons to love him, below. -- Editor] and the JGL-ers. I happen to fall squarely in the latter camp — and so I’m thrilled that today is Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s 31st birthday. Never change, JGL! In honor of his birthing day, I’ve assembled a list of 31 reasons we love JGL. Get on board, why don’t you?
So we might be just a litttttle bit obsessed with “Downton Abbey,” but it appears we’re not the only ones. The folks over at New York magazine made a collection of “Downton Abbey” paper dolls, so that devoted fans can act out their “Downton” dreams like perfectly mature 6-year-old girls. Check out the rest of the astounding “Downton” collection after the jump.
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That Whitney Houston impersonation is getting filed under “Too Soon” for, like, a year. But you know who is still alive who Maya Rudolph can impersonate when she hosts “Saturday Night Live” tomorrow night? Oh, just a little actor and musician named Meatloaf. [NBC.com]
This is a generalization, but I am pretty sure that most people who are very passionate about fonts are cat people. So it makes sense, in a weird way, to depict cats as fonts. Helvetica is just so hip, isn’t he? See some more of my favorite cats as fonts and even more at the link. [Buzzfeed]
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Ryan Gosling’s character in “Drive” is known simply as “Driver.” He may not have much to say, or even an actual name, but he does have mad style, from his signature scorpion bomber jacket to his tight jeans and aviator sunglasses. Here are some Driver-inspired pieces that will add a little edge to your wardrobe. Shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »