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

[[1]] Shrek (2001) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by neil on 2008-08-11 12:55:06.



martin disagreed with the rating and said:
I would say that this one is kinda tricky do rate. Is there more than one female character in it? There's Snowwhite and... was it Cinderella? Anyway, the other princesses are pretty much just background characters in the first movie, they only became "real" characters in the sequels. There's just one female character with a talking role other than Fiona that I can remember and that is the old woman who turns in Donkey. But she is only know as "Old Woman" (therefor nameless and doesn't count). The only one that can actually be regarded as a female character (based on the rules on this site) is Dragon (if Donkey is a name, so is Dragon). Dragon however doesn't talk and is more of an animal character, at least something in between. Does that count? I'm not sure it should. If I haven't forgotten anyone, I'm not sure you can say that there is more than one passable female character in this movie.
Message posted on 2011-07-17 03:45:59
DJ Greg said:
First criteria reads "It has to have at least two (named) women in it", which the movie have: Fiona, Cinderella and Snow White. Only second criteria mentions talking part. Movie meets first criteria, but fails the test itself.
Message posted on 2013-09-29 10:41:26

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