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

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    • Film Reviews
    • 4.8 • 318 Ratings

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

    Grease with Gracie Gillam

    Grease with Gracie Gillam

    Pink Ladies Jamie, Caitlin, and special guest Gracie Gillam are hopelessly devoted to talking about Grease!
    (This episode contains spoilers)
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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Beauty and the Beast (1991)

    Beauty and the Beast (1991)

    Jamie and Caitlin are doing their first re-do of the entire 'cast -- we're talking Beauty and the Beast (1991) with the wisdom of 2021 on our side!
    This episode contains spoilers)
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    • 2 hrs 5 min
    We're Taking the Week Off and That's Feminist!

    We're Taking the Week Off and That's Feminist!

    Happy New Year, Bechdel Heads! We're taking this week off, but we'll be back next week and the many weeks to come for more great episodes!
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    • 6 min
    New Year's Eve

    New Year's Eve

    We're closing out this terrible year with an episode on a terrible movie: New Year's Eve (2011).
    (This episode contains spoilers)
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    Here are the links / articles mentioned in the episode!
    Kal Penn's thread showing the racist stereotype roles sent to him early in his acting career: https://ew.com/tv/2017/03/14/kal-penn-racist-stereotype-audition-scripts/
    The article "Say What You Want, But Sofia Vergara Has Broken Barriers For Latinxs on Primetime TV and Beyond" by Jeniffer Paola Varela Rodriguez in Popsugar: https://www.popsugar.com/latina/is-sofia-vergara-fueling-latina-stereotype-47314023
    The Vanity Fair piece "Sofia Vergara to Critics: 'What's Wrong with Being a Stereotype?'": https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/01/sofia-vergara-stereotype-character 
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    • 1 hr 45 min
    Happiest Season with Jes Tom

    Happiest Season with Jes Tom

    Tis the season to be inviting special guest Jes Tom on the show to cover Happiest Season!
    Here's a link to the film review in Elle by Makayla Philips: https://www.elle.com/culture/movies-tv/a34827483/happiest-season-kristen-stewart-review/ 
    (This episode contains spoilers)
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    • 1 hr 46 min
    This Christmas with Miles Gray

    This Christmas with Miles Gray

    This Christmas (season), Caitlin and Jamie talk about This Christmas (movie) with special guest Miles Gray!
    (This episode contains spoilers)
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    • 1 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
318 Ratings

318 Ratings

Leon Montague ,

Favourite podcast ever

Not just an amazing podcast I also use it as a screening test for potential friendships. If you don’t like the bechdel cast that’s a red flag and you’re out.

Crushinator3000 ,

An enjoyable but frustrating listen

Since a brief recap of the movie is part of the podcast, it's odd that the hosts don't seem to take any notes to at least guide themselves through the major plot points. They'll get things wrong in the recap, sometimes using their own incorrect recollection as a jumping off point for discussion. No one needs a detailed plot synopsis, but at least listing the events of the plot in the correct order should be the goal. Still, the hosts are funny and clever enough to make you overlook the whiteness of their viewpoints and the HUGE gaps in their pop culture knowledge for things that occurred prior to 2000.

amberdextrix ,

My favourite

This podcast make me laugh so much. I look forward to every episode, even the ones on movies I haven’t seen. Signing up for their Matreon has made my life better.

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