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

[[2]] This Means War (2012) [imdb]

This movie passed 2 of 3 tests. It was entered by Katherine on 2012-02-18 22:18:12.



Kirsty said:
They do talk about other things besides men, albeit briefly. To be fair, it is a romantic comedy so the two male characters talk about little else than women also.
Message posted on 2012-03-26 11:27:10
linbot disagreed with the rating and said:
At six minutes in, Lauren and Emily call each other by name and discuss Em wanting to leave early for the weekend. It's not much of an exchange, but it definitely passes all three tests.
Message posted on 2013-07-03 03:47:42
SF said:
@Linbot, in that particular exchange the wanting to leave early is promptly revealed to be "'cause my bf is taking me away on a lovely holiday".
Message posted on 2013-07-11 13:41:33
a disagreed with the rating and said:
I agree with linbot. I don't think we ever see Emily again after that, though, and Lauren's conversations with her best friend are all about men.

This movie is a good example of how one can pass all three tests but not be feminist friendly. Lauren's privacy is violated when the two men she is dating put hidden cameras in her house and follow her every move with sophisticated spy technology, even getting their coworkers (all men) involved. As a result, complete strangers watch her have sex without her knowledge. At the end she needs to be rescued by the two men, and she ends up with one of them romantically, never finding out about them spying on her.
Message posted on 2013-07-11 20:25:17
kadybee disagreed with the rating and said:
While this is clearly not a feminist movie, I think it passes 3/3 on the test.

Lauren and her ex's fiancee greet each other.
- Kelly: "Hi, it's very nice to meet you.
- Lauren: "Nice to meet you too."

Lauren and Trish also discuss Lauren's ex's fiancee. While this is tangentially related to him, the discussion is about Kelly.
- Lauren: "I like sushi. She seemed really nice. She was really pretty."
- Trish: "Well, I don't give a *** about her. I give a *** about you and your love life."

Lauren has a brief greeting with a coworker.
- Lauren: "Morning Ella."
- Ella: "Morning."
Message posted on 2018-11-09 03:59:46

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