271 episodes

The Bechdel Cast is a podcast about the portrayal of women in movies hosted by Caitlin Durante and Jamie Loftus.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 362 Ratings

The Bechdel Cast is a podcast about the portrayal of women in movies hosted by Caitlin Durante and Jamie Loftus.

    Basic Instinct with Sarah Marshall

    Basic Instinct with Sarah Marshall

    Sexy novelists and possible murderes Caitlin, Jamie, and special guest Sarah Marshall discuss Basic Instinct!
    (This episode contains spoilers)
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    • 1 hr 51 min
    Peggy Sue Got Married with Jackie Kashian

    Peggy Sue Got Married with Jackie Kashian

    This week, Jamie and Caitlin travel back in time to high school to chat with special guest Jackie Kashian about Peggy Sue Got Married.
    (This episode contains spoilers)
    For Bechdel bonuses, sign up for our Patreon at patreon.com/bechdelcast.
    Follow @jackiekashian on Twitter. While you're there, you should also follow @BechdelCast, @caitlindurante and @jamieloftusHELP
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    A Simple Favor with Cate Young

    A Simple Favor with Cate Young

    On this episode, Caitlin and Jamie ask a simple favor of their special guest Cate Young, which is to discuss A Simple Favor with them!
    (This episode contains spoilers)
    For Bechdel bonuses, sign up for our Patreon at patreon.com/bechdelcast.
    Follow @battymamzelle on Twitter. While you're there, you should also follow @BechdelCast, @caitlindurante and @jamieloftusHELP
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    • 1 hr 55 min
    Jamie and Caitlin Answer Your Questions

    Jamie and Caitlin Answer Your Questions

    To kick off the New Year, Jamie and Caitlin answer listeners' questions in this special Q&A episode!
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    A Week Off, Ever Heard Of It??

    A Week Off, Ever Heard Of It??

    Caitlin and Jamie are taking a week off, and by that, they mean they're releasing an episode to let you know they're not releasing an episode. Enjoy!
    P.S. Here's the Google Form link to request movies: https://forms.gle/1yy2qU3S4UAieKgJ8
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    • 13 min
    The Matrix (1999) with Emily VanDerWerff

    The Matrix (1999) with Emily VanDerWerff

    On this episode, Jamie, Caitlin, and special guest Emily VanDerWerff get unplugged from the simulation and discuss The Matrix (1999).
    (This episode contains spoilers)
    Here is our guest Emily VanDerWerff's Vox piece, "How The Matrix universalized a trans experience -- and helped me accept my own" - https://www.vox.com/culture/2019/3/30/18286436/the-matrix-wachowskis-trans-experience-redpill
    Here is the Will Smith video "Why I Turned Down The Matrix": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm2szuXKgL8
    Here is the Gap Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ735krOiPo
    For Bechdel bonuses, sign up for our Patreon at patreon.com/bechdelcast
    Follow @@emilyvdwn on Twitter. While you're there, you should also follow @BechdelCast, @caitlindurante and @jamieloftusHELP
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    • 1 hr 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
362 Ratings

362 Ratings

jacques gusto ,

Straight up the best

Thank you so much for saving my ears, heart and mind as I drive long hours for my pandemic-to-permanent hustle.
Every episode is incredible, I don’t need to have seen the movie (I’m a real Jamie, I’ve missed so much media) or even particularly care about it.
I see the world with fresh eyes and have been introduced to sooo many helpful concepts and incredible comedians.
Can’t wait for Aack!

_lilduck_ ,

It’ll make the white leftists chuckle for a second

I used to really love this podcast. But to be honest, as the years have gone on the hosts’ commentary has started to hit the wrong way. It seems like they both have surface level understandings of different intersectional issues that they bring up every episode just to check a box, or show how woke they are, or both. These episodes are usually 1-2 hours long yet so many of their discussions lack nuance or a deeper understanding of filmmaking and the world they were created in. It’s just a little disappointing when you can tell that they’ve sacrificed a poignant and interesting discussion for a cheap joke that will make white leftists chuckle for a few seconds. I really did love this podcast in its early days and how the hosts try to bring intersectionality into it but it just seems to me that most of their knowledge about these topics come from Twitter threads rather than actual research. Maybe that’s too much to expect from a comedy podcast about movies, but also maybe don’t discuss issues that you’re not actually qualified to talked about?

Bisexual bibliophile ,

Hilarious

Learn about cats, Alfred Molina, and the representation of women in film

5/5 nips: two for Jamie, two for Caitlin, and one for when Aristotle loses it at a joke

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