Passing the Bechdel Test

D’s recent post on lady culture got me thinking about some of my favorite depictions of female friendship in popular culture from the past couple of years. A few weeks ago, I saw The Heat and while it disappointed me overall, I love the idea of exploring the buddy cop dynamic between two women:

Paul Feig, of course, also gave us one of the best recent representations of girlfriendom in Bridesmaids:

One of the most charming parts about Parks and Recreation is the relationship between Leslie Knope and Ann Perkins:

I’ve also fallen head over heels for the women of Broad City. I think the web series might be funnier than the Comedy Central version of the show, but I’ve only seen one episode of the latter, so it might be too early to tell.

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