What films would you recommend to women coming to feminism as an introduction to feminist concerns about the roles of women?
Films where women in traditional gender roles are oppressed, as consciousness raising?
Films where women seek personhood in their own individualistic way, full steam ahead, despite society’s disapproval?
Films where women walk a line between societal and familial expectations and pursuing their own ambitions?
Some examples of all of the above?
And how many films which you might recommend as exploring aspects of women’s roles actually pass the three points of the Bechdel-Wallace Rule? (aka the Mo Movie Measure)
Does the film have
1. at least two women in it, who
2. talk to each other, about
3. something besides a man?
Please feel free to list films that don’t pass the BW rule, as not every film that passes that rule is necessarily feminist, and films where women do nothing but discuss men can still raise feminist issues. I’m particularly interested in films for feminists that are important to see because of, not despite, their blatant sexism.