October 4, 2022
'Fire Island' Movie Bechdel Test Remarks Spark Fierce Debate

Writer Hanna Rosin has angered a number of movie buffs on Twitter Tuesday for her remarks about female representation in the new movie, which is a gay rom-com about the famous gay village off Long Island in New York.

The synopsis for the feel-good film reads: “A pair of best friends set out to have a legendary week-long summer vacation with the help of cheap rosé and a group of eclectic friends.”

It is a modern, queer rewrite of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice starring Bowen Yang as the lead alongside Conrad Ricamora, Matt Rogers, Tomas Matos and Torian Miller. Margaret Cho also plays a housemother on the vacation.

“So @hulu #FireIslandMovie gets an F- on the Bechdel test in a whole new way,” Hanna Rosin, tweeted on June 6. “Do we just ignore the drab lesbian stereotypes bc cute gay Asian boys? Is this revenge for all those years of the gay boy best friend?”

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