IMDb Just Released New F-rating System for Feminism
IMDb just coined a new rating system that highlights the role of women in film, Digital Spy reports.
The F-rating, created in 2014 by Holly Tarquini of the Bath Film Festival, points out the lack of women in the film industry. Its creation was inspired by the Bechdel test, which requires a film to have two women talk to each other about something other than a man.
"The F-rating is intended to make people talk about the representation of women on and off screen," Tarquini told Digital Spy.
To receive the F-rating, a film must fulfill one of three requirements: the film must either be written by, directed by, or must feature a woman.
A film will be dubbed a "triple rating" if it fulfills all three. Two recent triple-rated films are "Frozen" and "American Honey," Digital Spy notes.
"Our goal is to reach the stage when the F-rating is redundant because 50 percent of the stories we see on screen are told by and about film’s unfairly underrepresented half of the population — women," Tarquini told Digital Spy.
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