Posts tagged "alison bechdel"

Women Kicked Ass At This Year’s Tony Awards

Last night, the Tony Awards (also known as the Super Bowl of Broadway) made history as women took home awards in nearly every creative discipline.  Musical theatre — especially the act of actually making and writing and directing the stuff — has always been a boys’ club, and that’s usually especially clear at the Tony Awards,…

By: Claire Hannum / June 8, 2015

5 Things To Know About Cartoonist Alison Bechdel, Winner Of A MacArthur “Genius” Grant

There are plenty of people in the world who get nice things that they don’t (IMHO) deserve. So it’s especially nice when someone completely and utterly deserving is recognized for their greatness. I felt all the warm and fuzzies this morning when I heard on the news that the cartoonist and graphic novelist Alison Bechdel…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2014

“Fun Home,” Gay-Themed Play Based On Alison Bechdel Memoir, Performs In South Carolina & Miraculously No One Was Converted To Homosexuality

Back in February, some jerk politicians in South Carolina threatened cut the College of Charleston’s budget because they didn’t like the books that freshman were assigned to read for 2013 orientation. Those books were Out Loud: The Best Of Rainbow Radio, which tells the story of South Carolina’s first LGBT radio show, a Fun Home,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 25, 2014

RIP Society: South Carolina Wants To Pull Funding From Colleges For Teaching “Gay” Books

South Carolina legislators are trying to “punish” two colleges in the state for assigning books they don’t approve of. The College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina Upstate incorporated “books on homosexuality” as required reading as part of their new student orientation. The books in question are Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel memoir Fun

By: Claire Hannum / February 21, 2014

So Lame: Very Few 2012 Oscar Nominees Pass “The Bechdel Test”

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 17, 2012

What’s “The Bechdel Test” And Will Your Next Blockbuster Rental Pass It?

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:

It has to have two women in it,
Who talk to each other,
About something besides a man.

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 2, 2010