GQ just published an interview with director Sofia Coppola, whose new movie is The Beguiled (a remake of a 1971 Clint Eastwood film). The interview begins:
GQ: I loved The Beguiled. Would you say this is the rare feminist film that struggles to pass the Bechdel test?
Sofia Coppola: The what test?
The Bechdel test.
I've never heard of that. What's that?
It's a test to see if two or more women in a movie talk about something other than a man.
Oh, I guess I've never studied film. That's so funny, but there are a lot of women talking about a man in this.
Sofia, if you're reading this, to satisfy the Bechdel test:
1. The movie has to have at least two women in it,
2. who talk to each other,
3. about something besides a man.
We're glad to present this information as a public service to a major American filmmaker.