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]] Wadjda (2013) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by @write_noise on 2013-07-03 20:22:21.



@write_noise said:
The main character of the movie is a preteen school girl who mostly talks to her mother, her classmates and schoolteachers about subjects including but not limited to men, such as school contests, elections and bicycles.
Message posted on 2013-07-03 20:22:22
plwilson said:
Yes, and to add to the list of topics that named female characters discuss and demonstrate in Wadjda are religious practices for the Saudi women in the story: practices of veiling, of handling their copies of the Koran (as the English subtitles spell it), of reciting verses from the Koran, and of marrying or dealing with men. It's a truly positive film that explores a female culture from the insdie, unseen before, without sacrificing its story or its female character development to serve a message.
Message posted on 2014-09-13 17:22:00
a said:
Unfortunately, the mother and the Koran teacher do not have names. The principal talks with Wadjda about appropriate items to bring to school, the contest, and her appearance and behavior. The principal, Ms. Hussa, does not have a first name in the film.
Message posted on 2016-03-26 05:47:39
Dwij said:
+a Yes, but ms. Hussa is still a name.
Message posted on 2016-09-25 17:25:23

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