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 Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by neil on 2009-03-15 11:26:07.



neil said:
Dr. Benson talks to a few women (mostly SecDef Regina Jackson).
Message posted on 2009-03-15 11:26:07
Glenn Simpson said:
I don't disagree, because I think in theory if the "man" being discussed is an alien in a role that is not gender-specific, it shouldn't count as a "man", and therefore conversations about Klaatu shouldn't count as "talking about a man" but I thought I was alone in that theory. So I assume there must have been conversations relating to the spaceship and stuff that I don't recall.
Message posted on 2012-12-14 18:20:08
Judith said:
I agree with the rating. There are multiple exchanges between female characters in relation to emotion, although these are usually just one back-and -forth. There are multiple women in leadership positions who discuss the problem at hand, often in the company of a larger number of men- but two women in a meeting is still hard to come by, consistently, in film. This movie does an adequate if not impressive job.
Message posted on 2015-10-13 18:54:06

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