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IMDb has a new movie rating: F for Female


Movies now have another letter-based rating to deal with. It doesn't have anything to do with how appropriate the movie is for children.

The rating is "F," for Female. And it measures whether or not a movie has "strong examples of women in Hollywood on the International Movie Database (IMDb), Nylon reports.

The rating was originally created by Holly Tarquini, executive director of the Bath Film Festival in the United Kingdom. IMDb adopted the rating as of Friday.

A movie can get three different F ratings: One for a female director, one for a female writer and one for a strong female character. It hearkens to the "Bechdel test," a popular movie metric. The test can only be passed if a movie has a female character has a conversation with another female character that isn't about a man. 

So far, at least three movies have gotten a triple-F rating: "Frozen," "American Honey" and "Bridget Jones' Baby." About 21,800 films have earned at least one F. 

Our real goal is to reach the stage when the F rating is redundant.
Holly Tarquini, creator of the F rating

Tarquini said she ultimately hoped the F ratings would be phased out due to lack of need as Hollywood reached equal representation of women in its stories and staff. 

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Advocates argued the existence of the rating did not bode well for Hollywood.

Stories Shape Us | Holly Tarquini | TEDxYouth@Bath

WATCH | Tarquini gave a TED talk in December about the F rating.


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