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]] The Hours (2002) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by clarissa2 on 2008-08-22 10:02:50.



clarissa2 said:
Has many scenes that pass the test. E.g. Kitty and Laura talk about Kitty's illness; Clarissa gives life-advice to her daughter Julia.
Message posted on 2008-08-22 10:02:50
robbie said:
Out of curiosity, does this movie pass the reverse Bechtel test?
Message posted on 2012-12-22 11:00:04
Jeanette King said:
In response to robbie I don't think it does pass the reverse Bechdel test. All the named men pretty much appear on singly and only talk to one of the main 3 women in the film. There are one or two scenes where there is more than one man (Leonard Wolfe and his printing assistant) but they are never seen talking to each other. One exception is a shot from a distance where you can hardly hear what the two men say, but they are talking about Virginia, so it doesn't count.
Message posted on 2013-01-13 03:15:54
Lori said:
Reverse Bechtel test:
Dan (Laura's husband) tells his son:
"You're never gonna be a big boy if you don't eat your breakfast. You're gonna be the big brother - it's a very important job." BUT the son doesn't respond to his Dad - so I think it still doesn't pass reverse test.
Message posted on 2015-08-19 18:14:01

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