Also get off my lawn!
I think about gender in film constantly. My film reviews feature five different representation tests, including the famous Bechdel-Wallace Test. Those tests don’t quite account for all the murder and mayhem that horror ladies have to endure. It’s time for a chainsaw-proof Bechdel Test.
The Alien franchise is an ode to the terrors of reproduction. But the original is also a classic feminist talking point. Do the rest live up to the first? Absolutely not.