233 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
    • 4.6 • 223 Ratings

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

    Poetic Justice with Propaganda

    Poetic Justice with Propaganda

    On this episode, Jamie, Caitlin, and special guest Propaganda write beautiful poetry and discuss Poetic Justice.
    (This episode contains spoilers)
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    • 2 hrs 11 min
    Cadet Kelly with Keah Brown

    Cadet Kelly with Keah Brown

    This week, we're unlocking a Matreon episode on the Disney Channel Original Movie Cadet Kelly featuring a segment with special guest Keah Brown!
    (This episode contains spoilers)
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    • 2 hrs 1 min
    Promising Young Woman with Sierra Katow

    Promising Young Woman with Sierra Katow

    Today's episode covers Promising Young Woman with special guest, Sierra Katow!
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    To All the Boys I've Loved Before with Olivia Truffaut-Wong

    To All the Boys I've Loved Before with Olivia Truffaut-Wong

    Dear Listeners, thank you for listening to this this episode where Caitlin, Jamie, and special guest Olivia Truffaut-Wong discuss To All the Boys trilogy (with a focus on the first movie). We love you. Always and forever, The Bechdel Cast
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    Here's the article written by our guest entitled "Thank You, To All the Boys: A Bittersweet Goodbye to Lara Jean Covey" - https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/02/10317542/to-all-the-boys-movies-asian-representation
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    • 1 hr 45 min
    He's Just Not That Into You with Anna LaMadrid

    He's Just Not That Into You with Anna LaMadrid

    This week, Jamie, Caitlin, and special guest Anna LaMadrid are just not that into He's Just Not That Into You.
    (This episode contains spoilers)
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    The Human Centipede

    The Human Centipede

    After years and years of so many requests to cover The Human Centipede, Caitlin and Jame finally covered this feminist masterpiece. 
    (This episode contains spoilers)
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    • 1 hr 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
223 Ratings

223 Ratings

tcmee ,

Love This So Much!

I love to tune into this podcast, it always gives me the giggles and has very strong, intelligent, females in charge and that is just fantastic!
It has also really made me think about the movies I watch :-)
I love how much they research the films they watch and there opinions are just amazing!

I also love that they update there values, we learn, so we evolve xx

Thankyou both for giving your time and efforts.

Love,
Tonia x

MBelderson ,

Bechdel Badasses Expose Filmmaking’s Sexist Tropes

This podcast is a great idea and most episodes are a lot of fun. For example, the hosts’ apparent bafflement with the ’Starship Troopers’ episode was on the mark and definitely echoed how I felt about it. Unclean, gory mess, eugh! Verhoeven got it horribly wrong.

With the hosts’ tight-focused US cultural references this show was always going to skewer mostly Hollywood output. You’ll find some films made outside the studio/indie production mill discussed here, but not many. That said, it’s not as if they’re short of targets to aim at. My only critique is that the hosts’ sometimes rampant solipsism can get in the way. But that’s a minor issue compared to the sexism they’re dissecting. It’s impressive that they can laugh at all the Bechdel Test fails despite their outrage.

Sumsy1980 ,

It is Good

Very funny and informative podcast, the two hosts are a joy to listen to and learn from, and they always have interesting guests. All men should be made to listen to this show before they are let out into the world, it has made me ( white man who is 40) look at women’s not great representation in movies in a new light, and this helps with navigating and understanding the real world.

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