IMDb Adds ‘F-rating’ to Recognize Female-focused Films

LISTEN TO TLR’S LATEST PODCAST:


Feminist friendly films will now be rated as such on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).

Movies which that feature a female director, a female writer, sees “significant women on screen in their own right,” or passes the Bechdel test will receive the special rating.

“Film that feature a female director, a female writer, sees “significant women on screen in their own right” or passes the Bechdel test will receive the special rating,” Fox News reports.

Here are the criteria for passing the Bechdel Test

“Our real goal is to reach the stage when the F-Rating is redundant because 50% of the stories we see on screen are told by and about film’s unfairly under-represented half of the population – women,” Bath Film Festival director Holly Tarquini, who first introduced the ratings system in 2014, said.

Check out the TED talk below for more insight on gender use in films.

 


WATCH TLR’S LATEST VIDEO: