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Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is critic-at-large for National Review, theater critic for The New Criterion and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review.

Buy Love Monkey for $4! "Hilarious"--Maslin, NY Times. "Exceedingly readable and wickedly funny romantic comedy"--S.F. Chronicle. "Loud and brash, a helluva lot of fun"--Entertainment Weekly. "Engaging romp, laugh-out-loud funny"-CNN. "Shrewd, self-deprecating, oh-so-witty. Smith's ruthless humor knows no bounds"--NPR

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    The Bechdel Test Is Stupid

    By kyle | July 10, 2017

    A feminist litmus test commonly applied to movies makes no sense. More here.

    Topics: Movies | 3 Comments »

    3 Responses to “The Bechdel Test Is Stupid”

    1. K Says:
      July 12th, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      I always apply the “K” test to any movie I’m considering. The test measures the number of left wing “sucker punches” or in yer face messaging contained in the movie’s dialog or sub text. If the number is above “1” I generally will refuse to spend money to watch it.

    2. kishke Says:
      July 13th, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      Good article, made even better by the hysterical reaction to it by the ladies on twitter.

    3. Kyle Says:
      July 26th, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      they love me.