International Film Industry Voluntary Charter
on the Representation of Women in Films
I undertake to make feature films henceforth that pass the Bechdel Test, unless there is a specific reason* not to meet the test’s requirements, which are:
- Has at least two named women in it
- Who talk to each other
- About something besides a man
I recognise that the film industry’s portrayal of women is limited, and that this test is the bare minimum for female representation in film. Therefore, I undertake to introduce suitable characters into any films under my control during the writing and/or production process.