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]] Battleship (2012) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by bloodofareptile on 2012-04-18 11:44:46.

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bloodofareptile said:
There are two named female characters (and only two, I think!), but I do not think they ever have a conversation.
Message posted on 2012-04-18 11:44:47
no comment disagreed with the rating and said:
It passes 2 of 3 tests - 2 female characters with names. Its otherwise a horrible movie.
Message posted on 2012-10-10 15:52:04
Vicky said:
It does not pass 2 of 3. It passes 1 of three. There are 2 female characters. They do not speak to each other, there for it doesn't pass the second test.
Message posted on 2012-10-19 05:06:47
wellsnet disagreed with the rating and said:
One of the women is a sailir who successfully fires munitions, which I feel is non-tradtional and just great. If there are going to be battle movies, I feel women should be represented as active, just as they are in the modern military.
Message posted on 2012-12-08 20:23:43
wobster109 said:
@wellsnet: I agree that Raikes is awesome, and an awesome character, and a great example of an active woman. That said, the Bechdel test is not about how well the film portrays women. It's meant to be taken literally, sort of illustrating general trends. It's not about whether a movie is good or bad either. It's true that Raikes fires munitions, is non-traditional, and is generally great, but she doesn't talk to another woman during the movie.
Message posted on 2013-05-16 15:15:07

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