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]] 21 & Over (2013) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by saviaj on 2013-06-01 05:28:05.

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saviaj said:
It has 1 female character (Sarah Wright) and while she may talk to other females on screen they are not named characters and/or it is of the "Where's my boyfriend" variety
Message posted on 2013-06-01 05:28:05
Mickey said:
I'm pretty sure that there's at /least/ 2 women in this movie that have lines. There's the main girl who Skylar Astin's characer is falling for, and then there's the Asian girl who lives in John Cho's old room.
Message posted on 2013-06-27 13:50:03
EKatz said:
"I'm pretty sure that there's at /least/ 2 women in this movie that have lines."

But do they both have names?
Message posted on 2013-08-05 14:36:50
Jamie said:
Yes, they do have names. Sorta. The main female played by Sarah Wright has only a first name, Nicole, while the "Asian girl who lives in John Cho's old room" is named Sally Huang. There are two other named females in the main credits who have only last names as their first names are replaced with the titular Pledge, Pledge Aguilar and Pledge Gomez.

The fact that only one female character has a full name and the use of other-than-full-names for the other reinforces that female characters are but stage-dressing here so the 0/3 rating has arguable merit.
Message posted on 2013-08-16 17:06:08
Evans said:
The test is not whether 2 or more named women have lines. It is whether they have lines and actually talk to each other about something other than a man. Subversive maybe, but them's the rules!
Message posted on 2013-08-20 17:49:19
EllePrecio said:
Justin Chon, not John Cho
Message posted on 2013-10-22 20:54:44
Elina.L said:
Nicole and Sally Huang both have names and say something while being females, so the rating of the movie should be 1/3, right? I agree with the fact that there are no named females talking to each other, but two named females with lines.
--> 1/3 would be appropriate

(sorry for any mistakes, I'm not a native speaker)
Message posted on 2014-02-11 22:13:03
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 0/3 to 1/3.
Message posted on 2014-02-12 05:47:52

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