Apparently there has been a drop in the number of films which pass the Bechdel test! Great. A film can only pass the test if it has at least two female characters with names that have a conversation about anything other than a man. A film dosn't need to do much to pass the Bechdel test, yet most fail.
New research suggests that 2014 saw a significant drop compared to 2013 in the number of movies released that passed the Bechdel test, the informal guidelines that judgewhether individual films represent female characters fairly. According to data publishing site Silk, the Bechdel “pass rate” was 55.4% in 2014, while in 2013 it was 67.5%, a drop of 12 percentage points. The 2014 figure bucked a recent trend of steadily improving rates: 2012 saw a 66.4% pass rate, 2011 was 62.8%, and 2010 was 60.8%. In fact, the 2014 figure was the worst the survey found since 1994, which came in at 52.4%.