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]] Goldfinger (1964) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by Quouar on 2013-01-06 03:12:25.



Quouar said:
Though it has more than one named female character, they never interact, and indeed are discarded very quickly. Once one is introduced, you know you won't see the others again.
Message posted on 2013-01-06 03:12:25
Mastro said:
Well that- and the fact that it has Bond date rape Pussy Galore.
Message posted on 2013-01-09 23:49:27
Kelly said:
I agree with the rating: this movie fails on principle, especially the "sex" scene which involves an explicit lack of consent. However, Pussy Galore's Flying Circus, named by their position on the flying team, does talk to each other as Operation Grand Slam is being executed, and Pussy Galore herself talks to her pilots about their Flying Skills. It isn't much, but it's a moment that passes the test within a film that fails as a whole. Which is an interesting dynamic to consider.
Message posted on 2013-10-20 18:30:29
riepichiep disagreed with the rating and said:
Remember: Passes the test does NOT mean it is a good or feminist movie. Passes the test just mean that this three questions can be answered with "yes". And as Kelly descripes GOLDFINGER can answer all three with "yes".
Message posted on 2017-08-24 08:32:39
Nate disagreed with the rating and said:
I agree with Kelly. There are multiple times that Pussy talks with her Flying Circus. I think that passes the test. It's a very ironic film. Bond slaps a girl in the butt because of "man talk". But then Pussy is one of the strongest characters in a Bond film. She's the one that completes the mission. Bond literally didn't do anything.
Message posted on 2018-03-13 03:50:25

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