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]] Iron Sky (2012) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by happosai on 2012-04-04 11:10:19.



happosai said:
For example Renate Richer and Vivian Wagner talk about the presidents (a women) election campaign and nazi ideology. Vivian and the president talk a lot, but strictly speaking that doesn't count. The President, while a central character parodying Sarah Palin, is left unnamed.
Message posted on 2012-04-04 11:10:20
emmj said:
I'm not sure why Vivian/the president's interactions wouldn't count!

Lots of significant interaction between named female characters - only one of whom talks to other women about the man (as opposed to 'the enemy').

A fantastic example of a movie that passes the test - without it being a militant feminist treatise or stereotypical chick flick.
Message posted on 2012-05-20 23:57:59
Perfectly Idiomatic said:
There's also Vivian and Maclennan (the space cadet on board with Vivian, who wears a visible name tag) who discuss nukes etc.
Message posted on 2012-05-28 13:34:59
Kebabski said:
The President definitely counts as a named character for all intents and purposes. It's like The Janitor in Scrubs, a major character with proper name being intentionally withheld for a reason.
Message posted on 2014-09-08 22:26:07
Hannes said:
'The President' is as much of a name as is 'The Doctor'. She is referred to by the name 'Madame President' and everyone knows who is meant by that name. So I really don't know why conversations between Vivian and the President shouldn't count.
Message posted on 2017-06-09 20:37:38

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