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]] Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings (2012) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Cornwall Dave on 2013-01-09 11:02:00.



Cornwall Dave said:
Do female fairies count as women?
Message posted on 2013-01-09 11:02:00
David Starner said:
How can you measure animated movies like these if they don't? The discussion on Cars, for example, is much more interesting and productive then if you said that cars can't be women and therefore the movie fails on technical points.
Message posted on 2013-01-11 11:28:58
Daniel Hofverberg said:
There is nothing dubious about this - the movie passes with flying colors. Of course female fairies must be considered female. Any species which is clearly female must be considered women, in order for the test to make any kind of sense for animated movies.
Message posted on 2013-01-15 08:41:26
mrtom said:
I haven't seen this in a while, so can someone answer for my curiosity: does this pass the Reverse Becchdel? Are there ever two named male Sparrowmen discussing something other than female fairies?
Message posted on 2013-02-11 16:37:44
Lisa said:
This movie passes, the fairies talk about all sorts of things.

mrtom: yes, it passes the reverse Bechdel. The two tinker guys at the beginning discuss basketweaving, and the two guys at the end discuss glaciers.

They all have names, I just don't remember them.
Message posted on 2013-03-11 18:35:38
Lily said:
I watch the movie with my niece every time I'm over at her house, so I feel I'm extremely qualified to answer mrtom's question about reverse Bechdel. So I took notes...

Named male characters:
Lord Milori
The Keeper/Dewey
Terrence (no speaking lines in this movie, but he's seen and mentioned)

2:47 Clank and Bobble chat about basketweaving.

15:19 Clank and Bobble talk while testing the snowflake baskets.

19:50 Sled and Lord Milory talk about the owl's (male pronouns used) bumpy landing with the snowflake basket. They also discuss the crossing of the animals.

20:16 Lord Milory tells Sled to return the Wing Book to The Keeper.

26:26 Lord Milory asks if The Keeper received the book and The Keeper reminisces about when Milory would just come by to chat. Milory explains his worries about a "warm fairy" crossing the border. They argue a bit about the border crossing rule. The Keeper acquiesces to Milory and promises that he will uphold the rule.

37:08 While starting work on the snowmaker's chassis, Clank suggests to Bobble that they might be brothers.

50:57 Clank and Bobble shout to each other while they try to get the snowmaker unstuck.

57:49 Lord Milory directs Sled to lead fairies to spread frost over the Spring and Summer seasons.

Notable Mentions:

1:06:30 The Keeper signs his real name, Dewey, on a book for the Reading Fairy, saying, "That's what my friends call me." The Reading Fairy is honored and gushes praises while shaking Dewey's hand.

1:08:36 Clank talks to a Glacier Fairy about the stealthiness of glaciers.
Message posted on 2013-04-03 04:57:28
Foggen said:
Not dubious, even for a second. The protagonist and all of her main circle are predominantly female, and the entire story is about Tinker Bell meeting her wing-sister or what have you, which includes plenty of dialogue between them to that effect.
Message posted on 2013-05-15 17:36:29
Nellie said:
Yes, this movie should pass. There are several named female characters who talk to each other about things other than men. This test shouldn't have problems with whether or not "women" should include fairies/monsters/aliens/animals/etc. OR girls OR trans. If the characters are shown/implied/whatever to identify as female (no matter their age or species) it's unfair to exclude them. They have their adventures and their own stories and everything. Saying they don't count as the "correct" kind of female identified individual in their conversations is both unfair to the and putting too many rules on a very simple test.
Message posted on 2013-05-27 00:01:42
neil (webmaster) said:
I've removed the dubious flag.
Message posted on 2013-05-28 04:57:59

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