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]] 99 francs (2007) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Phil on 2013-02-17 05:38:13.



Phil said:
Very ironic and interesting case! The film does have 2+ female characters yet none of them talk to eachother. There is one exchange between two females in the film about something besides a man: it takes place in a hypothetical scenario where the 2 lead (male) characters are selling an idea for an advertisement to a yogurt company. The advert, ironically enough, is two women running down along a beach in bikinis talking about mathematics. Its an interesting situation as strictly speaking it covers the three bases, but only theoretically, the advert is merely an hypothetical illustration and therefore I do not believe it counts. There are 2 females characters that hold any significance in the film and a number of others who are introduced only fleetingly.
Message posted on 2013-02-17 05:38:13
Phil said:
Furthermore, the two women in the advert are not named (and are in fact only referred to as "bombs") and therefore it definitely would not qualify!
Message posted on 2013-02-17 16:10:56
David said:
And it's just a formal-cynical way of playing with advertising's codes, it has no critical background behind.
Message posted on 2013-02-18 21:34:17

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