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]] Somewhere (2010) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Daniel on 2011-03-18 22:27:21.



Daniel said:
I believe this film squeaks by based on a scene between Elle Fanning and Laura Chiatti; Stephen Dorff as movie star Johnny Marco sleeps with a woman named Sylvia while staying with his daughter Cleo in a hotel, and the next morning Sylvia and Cleo have a strained conversation.

The don't talk about much, and don't talk about Johnny if I remember correctly, but it's sort of on the borderline because the whole subtext of the scene is how inappropriate Johnny's behavior is.
Message posted on 2011-03-18 22:27:22
Shana disagreed with the rating and said:
If I remember correctly, the topic of that strained conversation was entirely about men. I don't recall if they discuss something before or after this, but the bulk of it consists of Sylvia asking Cleo if she has a boyfriend, and subsequently talking about the various boys she loved as a young girl.
Message posted on 2011-06-03 17:21:59
Aleril said:
She does talk to her about a boyfriend for a bit, but she also asks about her age and if she rides a scooter, so I think it passes all 3 tests.
Message posted on 2011-06-21 02:42:11

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