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]] Conan the Barbarian (2011) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Shinga on 2011-08-24 04:46:11.

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Shinga said:
The two named female characters, Tamara and Marique, have a very brief conversation... Marique mentions that the dress Tamara is wearing is her mother's wedding dress. "I am not your mother." "But you will be."

Afterward the conversation continues and mentions Marique's father so it becomes dubious after that.
Message posted on 2011-08-24 04:46:12
-m- disagreed with the rating and said:
No, it passes. The witchy girl talks to a monk girl about looking for the heroine. :)
Message posted on 2011-08-30 04:30:10
Taranaich said:
For clarification, here's the conversation in full:

MARIQUE
My mother wore this gown on her wedding day. It flatters you.

TAMARA
I am NOT your mother.

MARIQUE
No, but you will be. Imagine your body is a vessel and your soul is the water that fills it. When your blood seeds the mask, my father will empty you. And my mother’s soul will rise.

TAMARA
I would rather die.
Message posted on 2011-09-02 15:13:56
Danny disagreed with the rating and said:
I don't think it passes. The two named characters are having a conversation about Marique's father (a man), and I don't think the monk girl was ever named.
Message posted on 2012-03-28 18:37:29
M said:
It passes, her father is playing a part in the ritual to bring back her mother's soul. The mother is focus of the conversation.
Message posted on 2013-04-25 09:23:41

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