About The Bechdel Cast


The Bechdel Cast is a podcast hosted by Jamie Loftus and Caitlin Durante about the portrayal of women in film. It's inspired by the Bechdel Test created by cartoonist Alison Bechdel, which requires that a movie has two female characters (with names) who speak to each other about something other than a man. Very few films pass the test, and when they do, it's often by the skin of their teeth. The Bechdel Cast is putting a spotlight on one of Hollywood's biggest problems, the under- and misrepresentation of women in cinema!

Caitlin Durante

Caitlin Durante is a writer, comedian, and story analyst. She has performed all over the country and in festivals like the Women in Comedy Festival and the Out of Bounds Festival. She has a Master’s degree in Screenwriting from Boston University, but she doesn’t like to bring it up.

Jamie Loftus

Jamie Loftus is a standup comedian and cartoonist whose dead hamster was left in her freezer for six months by choice. She has written and starred in ‘Irrational Fears’ on Comedy Central and ‘Robot Takeover’ and ‘Upgraded’ on Super Deluxe. In print, you can catch her in The New Yorker, Paste Magazine, Vice and Playboy. She is taller than her confidence would imply.