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]] Transformers (2007) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by neil (webmaster) on 2009-08-07 01:27:41.



Foggen said:
Upon meeting each other, Judy Witwicky tells Mikaela Banes that she's gorgeous. 3 of 3 tests.
Message posted on 2010-05-27 20:11:44
EvoSero said:
Agree with above comment that the two named characters do converse with one commenting on the other.
Message posted on 2010-08-24 17:22:15
invisiblemoose said:
But that was in the context of meeting her as Sam's 'girlfriend', wasn't it? Does that make a difference?
Message posted on 2010-12-20 04:20:40
Nimravid said:
Mikaela: "Hi, I'm Mikaela, I'm a- I'm a friend of Sam's." (about a man. Fail.) Judy Witwicky: "Gosh, you're gorgeous." (if you're generous in interpretation, that's not about a man, but no answer from Mikaela; the only thing Mikaela has said is about Sam. Fail.)
Judy Witwicky: "Isn't that the prettiest girl?" (Not talking to Mikaela. Fail.)
Sam: "She can hear you talking, Mom!"
Mikaela then turns to Judy Witwicky and says "Thank you." (Judy wasn't talking to her; fail; and Judy doesn't answer Mikaela, so sadly, still fail.)

There's no point where they exchange even one line apiece where both lines are not about a man. But this conversation does get them, just barely, to the two-women-talk-to-each-other point, and Judy is named in the movie.
Message posted on 2011-03-21 01:30:08
Foggen said:
Judy, to Mikaela: Gosh, you're gorgeous.
Mikaela, to Judy: Thank you.

That is dialogue, like it or not.
Message posted on 2013-05-15 17:30:08
V1nc3 said:
This movie passes. You people are looking for reasons to fail it, and I don't know why. You're behaving petty and giving this test a bad name.
Message posted on 2014-07-03 21:47:58
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 1/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2014-07-04 05:21:30

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