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Sweden's New Movie-Rating System Is Pure Genius

11/07/2013 11:37 am 11:37:29
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Want to make sure your next movie night involves a film that actually treats women like real people? Take a cue from Sweden.

Some Swedish cinemas are introducing a new rating system based on the Bechdel test. In order to receive an "A" rating, a film must contain a scene in which two named women have a conversation about something other than men.

Simple enough, right? But you'd be shocked at the number of box office hits that fail miserably -- like all but one of the "Harry Potter" movies, "The Avengers" and "The Social Network."

We'd rather stick with tried-and-true classics like "The Heat" and "Juno."

Do better, Hollywood.

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