Bechdel Test Movie List

/bech·del test/ n.
1. It has to have at least two [named] women in it
2. Who talk to each other
3. About something besides a man

[[3]] Starship Troopers (1997) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by neil on 2008-07-30 22:25:17.

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Billy McKenna said:
This film passes the bechdel test many times over, and is refreshingly gender neutral. Managing to have complex female characters in positions of authority without drawing it to attention for a pat on the head, making it seem very natural. At no point in this film does a male character suggest his female commander is inferior because she's a woman and then get proven wrong, a trope, I'm sorry to say is used far to often by films trying to be pro-'gender equality'. This film manages to have feminine soldiers on an equal footing with men without reducing the male characters to simpering wimps or treating sex as a taboo. This film, contains nudity (of both genders), flirting, and a lot of sexual tension between various characters. It is unapologetic in portraying men with an active lustful sexuality and that is genuinely great. It's rare to have a film with such strong female characters that isn't a piece of misandristic man-hating neo-feminist crap.
Message posted on 2012-11-22 12:29:26

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