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]] The Adventures of Tintin (2011) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by Ourobouros54 on 2011-11-01 19:32:42.



Ourobouros54 said:
Only two named female characters and they're never on screen at the same time.
Message posted on 2011-11-01 19:32:42
Andy said:
No surprise here as the original source comics are noted for their complete lack of female characters. Hervé, the writer, resisted the criticism that he was sexist. His goal was to write adventure "boy scout" stories; in such a prepubescent world, girls don't figure.

I am not defending his reasoning, but just calling attention to it. Given that Hervé was doing these strips in the 1940s, one can see the context.

At least he was honest.
Message posted on 2012-01-10 04:13:30
Youpi said:
You're right, but the writer names is Hérgé.
Message posted on 2012-02-16 19:23:25
Ilkka said:
Nothing to say about the rating, though the writer's name was Hergé.
Message posted on 2012-06-10 08:03:50
Edith said:
Agree with the rating

Just a good example of how unnecessary this all is. The Herge books don't fail the test-for example, Bianca Castafiore had a named maid who she talks to. This is a choice made in the 21 c by the same guy who consistently produces Bechdel failing Dr Who and Sherlock scripts.
Message posted on 2013-04-20 22:58:24

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