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

[[2]] Lady and the Tramp (1955) [imdb]

This movie passed 2 of 3 tests. It was entered by Renee on 2010-07-13 18:57:31.



Renee said:
Aunt Sarah and Darling never speak. If you can count Lady and Peg for female presence, they talk to each other.
Message posted on 2010-07-13 18:57:31
mutestar disagreed with the rating and said:
Lady and Peg talk to each other about Lady's license, not just Tramp.
Message posted on 2012-03-11 23:20:30
luminum disagreed with the rating and said:
Peg explains to Lady that her license is flashy. Lady asks her what's wrong with it, and Peg says that there's nothing wrong with it, but that it's her ticket out of the pound.
Message posted on 2012-11-30 18:36:44
Jen disagreed with the rating and said:
Lady and Darling clearly "speak" to each other when Lady wants a walk/to play and Darling would rather finish her knitting... maybe not in English, but definitely not about a man/men.
Message posted on 2013-11-08 06:09:05
Starry disagreed with the rating and said:
Besides the conversation between Peg and Lady about Lady's license, Si and Am are females and talk about causing mischief and eating things they shouldn't. Their gender wasn't explicitely stated in the film, but they were voiced by Peggy Lee and were referred to as female by Lady in the storyboards.
Message posted on 2013-12-21 04:05:40
Kristen Gandhi disagreed with the rating and said:
This one passes. "Darling" is a woman and she speaks with "Lady" throughout the film about a lot of things, though this is dog-human interaction.

"Aunt Sara" is a woman and she interacts with Lady throughout the middle of the film. Again dog-human.

"Darling" and "Aunt Sara" interact several times: when Sara arrives to babysit, as well as at the end of the film (when they find a rat). There is also a lot of reference to interactions between these two characters throughout.

"Lady" interacts with "Peg" in the pound and though much of the conversation is about a man, it is also about whether Lady can get out of the pound because of her collar.
Message posted on 2014-04-07 22:47:53
Anya disagreed with the rating and said:
The movie passes 3 tests.

Lady and Peggy (they are not "women" but they are feminine characters, which is the same to me) talks about Lady's collar.
Message posted on 2014-10-04 19:54:36
char--- said:
all evidence seems to point to this passing, impressive for a film from that era.
Message posted on 2016-01-13 15:25:17

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