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]] Compliance (2012) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Lenore Tenenbaum on 2012-08-19 14:29:50.

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Lenore Tenenbaum said:
This film easily passes. The two main characters are female and their dialogue -- centered around allegations of Becky's stealing money from a customer -- is prevalent throughout the film.

I believe this film aptly expresses the concept of "power-over" in class, regional, age and gender contexts, even though writer/director Craig Zobel, didn't seem terribly conscious of his expression in feminist terms when I asked him about it in a Q&A in NYC. It's a fascinating film I highly recommend to everyone.
Message posted on 2012-08-19 14:29:51

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