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The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast is a podcast hosted by Jamie Loftus and Caitlin Durante about the portrayal of women in film. It's inspired by the Bechdel Test created by cartoonist Alison Bechdel, which requires that a movie has two female characters (with names) who speak to each other about something other than a man. Very few films pass the test, and when they do, it's often by the skin of their teeth. The Bechdel Cast is putting a spotlight on one of Hollywood's biggest problems, the under- and misrepresentation of women in cinema! Follow @BechdelCast @caitlindurante and @jamieloftusHELP on Twitter!
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Jun 14, 2018

This week, sisters Caitlin Durante, Jamie Loftus, and Jenny Yang all reunite to examine the representation of women in The Royal Tenenbaums!

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Jun 7, 2018

Inspired by this week's movie, Ocean's Eleven, Jamie and Caitlin and guest Edgar Momplaisir plan an elaborate heist to steal and destroy the patriarchy! 

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May 31, 2018

In this episode, Caitlin and Jamie mostly discuss the representation of women in Aliens with special guest Andrew Ti...mostly.

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May 24, 2018

Jamie and Caitlin are sisters and one of them has ice magic (guess which one), and this week they talk about Disney's Frozen with special guest Chris Farren! 

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May 17, 2018

Caitlin Durante and Jamie Loftus have had all memory of the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind episode with guest Kate Banford erased from their memories. Please never mention it to them again (but do listen, it's a dope ep in this doctor's opinion).

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May 10, 2018

Jamie and Caitlin founded The Bechdel Camp, a camp that teaches youth how to dismantle the patriarchy! Meet in the Rec Hall for a special presentation on But I'm a Cheerleader with guest speaker Jenny Chalikian!

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May 3, 2018

🎶 Caitlin and Jamie's gift is their podcast / they hope you don't mind / they hope you don't mind / that they put down in an audio track / how wonderful this episode about Moulin Rouge is / now Daniel O'Brien is the guest! 🎶

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Apr 26, 2018

In this episode, we tackle both Jumanji (1995) AND Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017). But first, Jamie and Caitlin and special guest Brodie Reed start playing a mysterious game in which they have to figure out if movies have named female characters who have conversations that aren't about men. 

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Apr 19, 2018

On this episode, Caitlin takes her glasses off and Jamie lets her hair down, and suddenly they are cool and popular enough to hang out with special guest Anna Hossnieh and talk about She's All That.  

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Apr 12, 2018

Jamie and Caitlin escape the prison that is the patriarchy and meet up with special guest Miles Gray to discuss The Rock.

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Apr 5, 2018

Caitlin and Jamie are married and they live in a house and they invite special guest Anna Akana over and everything is fine until the movie Mother! comes along and ruins everything. 

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Mar 29, 2018

Bonjour! After a trip to the discotheque, Jamie and Caitlin examine Amelie with special guest Hana Michels!

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Mar 22, 2018

Jamie and Caitlin co-pilot a giant robot and battle the patriarchy during this Pacific Rim episode with their very special guest, Bechdel Cast producer Aristotle Acevedo!

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Mar 15, 2018

This week, Caitlin and Jamie take a break from raiding tombs to head to the studio and record an episode about Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) with special guest Dani Fernandez!

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Mar 8, 2018

Your new favorite girl band, Jamie and the PussyCaits, just dropped a hot new single entitled "A Nuanced Discussion About the Portrayal of Women in the Motion Picture Josie and the Pussycats with Special Guest Faye Orlove." Podcasts are the new music!

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Mar 1, 2018

Jamie and Caitlin invite special guests Naomi Ekperigin and Ify Nwadiwe to discuss the women (bald and non-bald) of Black Panther! Wakanda Forever!

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Feb 22, 2018

On this live episode of The Bechdel Cast, Old Caitlin reads to Old Jamie to help her remember The Notebook. Special guest Caitlin Gill is there to help restrain Old Jamie when she gets out of control. 

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Feb 14, 2018
Caitlin has fifty college degrees and Jamie has fifty Alfred Molina posters, and on this episode they invite special guest Sara Schaefer to discuss Fifty Shades of Grey!

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Feb 8, 2018

Jamie "Woman Hawk" Loftus and Caitlin "Girl Owl" Durante invite special guest Charla Lauriston to chat about Lady Bird!

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Feb 1, 2018

The Glossy Posse (Caitlin, Jamie, and guest Madison Shepard) take a wild trip to the podcast studio to discuss Girls Trip!

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Jan 25, 2018

Publishers Caitlin and Jamie made the very difficult and high-stakes decision to publish this episode about The Post with special guest Lizz Winstead!

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Jan 18, 2018

Jamie and Caitlin invite guest Jack O'Brien to talk about Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, but only because he agreed to cook and clean for them.

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Jan 11, 2018
And we will strike down up thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who make movies that treat women poorly. Special guest Jake Weisman joins us to discuss Pulp Fiction!

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Jan 4, 2018

HellOOoooooo! Caitlin and Jamie put an ad in the newspaper for a guest to discuss Mrs. Doubtfire, and luckily Emily Heller replied!

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Dec 28, 2017

The Force is strong with Jamie and Caitlin as they chat about Star Wars: The Force Awakens with special guest Demi Adejuyigbe!

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