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 Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Andrea on 2012-05-20 21:08:18.



damigella said:
It's kind of fifty-fifty. The movie has many named female characters (in fact, it's quite balanced) and they're as important as the males. However, most important conversations involve a man.

I would say it still counts because of the two moving conversations between Ms. Donnelly and Anokhi, even though technically a man is involved (he acts as interpreter, since the two women don't share a common language).

Message posted on 2012-05-21 17:52:41
Perfectly Idiomatic said:
This issue came up with 'Inglorious Basterds'; where a woman acted as interpreter between a man and a woman, and people said it didn't count as they weren't the woman's words. Surely then, this conversation does count, as they aren't the man's words.
Message posted on 2012-05-26 12:00:00
Carl said:
Yeah, the male interpreter's role in no way diminishes the fact that two named women had two conversations, neither about men.
Message posted on 2012-11-22 16:42:41

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