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 Descendants (2011) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Nellie on 2011-11-26 18:19:18.

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Nellie said:
The main character's daughters, Scottie and Alexandra, have several conversations together. The subjects include their mother, another girl named Reina, and seeing sharks on their trip. Scottie and Reina have a conversation about Scottie's mom who is in a coma.
Message posted on 2011-11-26 18:19:19
clara said:
Yes, Scottie and Alexandra talk to each other - but does the 10-year-old Scottie qualify as "woman"?
Message posted on 2012-04-01 17:34:07
Nellie said:
Yes, she should count. I don't understand why people argue about the age of a character. If the character is female identified, it shouldn't matter the age; it should be a non-issue.
Message posted on 2012-05-11 02:15:30
R. said:
The "women" in the test should probably be changed to "female characters" because that's always what it's meant in practice (it's been applied to non-human female characters as well).
Message posted on 2013-01-12 05:20:59

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