OK, so: Sofia Coppola is currently being congratulated in film circles for her reworking of 1971s Clint Eastwood vehicle The Beguiled, told from a female-centric point of view at a moment in moviemaking history when female-centric points of view, although still few and far between, are being championed for the cause of gender equality in male-dominated Hollywood.
So when a reporter for GQ asked the director about the Bechdel test, the feminist litmus test for film, her response was, in a word, confusing.
The what test? Coppola said. The reporter repeated the name.
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