With Around 90% of Female Screenwriters Writing Korean TV Dramas, Does It Pass The Bechdel Test?

Jun 11, 2019 20:14


In Korea the number of female TV screenwriters is close to 90%. In contrast, only 27% of all U.S. network directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors and photography directors are women.
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- Nancy Wang Yuen (@nancywyuen) May 28, 2019

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alienjiive June 12 2019, 01:24:08 UTC
I love South Korea sfm. Massively patriarchal values have a long way to go but it’s still one of the greatest countries in the world 🇰🇷

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apathycollusion June 12 2019, 01:46:33 UTC
That's cool to hear, I know you mentioned living there for a bit when you were younger.

Hopefully it changes, a lot of Korean feminists are pushing the needle further and there was a feminist novel that caused a lot of discussion.

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prlsb4swiine June 12 2019, 02:27:38 UTC
can I ask the name of this novel? is there a translation?

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apathycollusion June 12 2019, 02:32:47 UTC
Kim Ji Young, Born 1982.

It sold over a million copies, there's not an English translation out yet :(

There is a film about it coming out next year, so hopefully that does something since big stars (Gong Yoo/Jung Yu Mi) are starring in it a la Silenced (That led to actual systematic change). Hopefully second time's the charm!!

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prlsb4swiine June 12 2019, 02:34:41 UTC
oh yeah I heard about the film project!! I hope a translation comes out soon tho

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apathycollusion June 12 2019, 02:41:54 UTC
I hope so too!! Hoping for the film's success both critically/systematically!!

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