NYMag Editor Hannah Rosin Ridiculed for Applying Feminist 'Bechdel Test' to Hulu's Gay Comedy 'Fire Island'

NYMag Editor Hannah Rosin Ridiculed for Applying Feminist 'Bechdel Test' to Hulu's Gay Comedy 'Fire Island'


A high-ranking editor at New York magazine has complained about the lack of women in Hulu’s gay comedy Fire Island, saying the movie fails the “Bechdel test” — the feminist standard  that determines if at least two female characters talk to each other about something other than a man.

But instead of garnering support, New York editor Hanna Rosin has faced online ridicule from fellow leftists who pointed out that the movie is about gay men and even features ethnic minorities in the lead roles. Her tweet even provoked a response from the creator of the test, Alison Bechdel.

Rosin serves as editorial director of  New York‘s podcasts and is a former host of NPR’s “Invisibilia” podcast.

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