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]] Turbo (2013) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Rodrigo Ortiz Vinholo on 2013-07-20 22:35:41.



Rodrigo Ortiz Vinholo said:
The movie has three named female characters: Paz, Kim Ly (who, incidentally, is voiced by a man, Ken Jeong) and Burn, who even though is a snail, has talking lines.

Burn never talks to anyone other than the male snails. Paz and Kim Ly have several lines, but the only time they actually talk to each other is a short scene in which Kim Ly talks about doing Paz's nails and she answers. It is there, but it's pretty irrelevant to the plot.
Message posted on 2013-07-20 22:35:41
trina B disagreed with the rating and said:
is that it? If that's the only conversation between two female characters, I don't think that should pass. one-liners and replies aren't conversations, and if we passed movies on interactions that are under 60 seconds, what's the point of rating it at all, because something so brief says nothing about whether or not women are interacting in a movie.
Message posted on 2013-07-28 11:00:55
lexluthor disagreed with the rating and said:
There is no time limit on the Bechdel Test, which may be wrong, but that's what it is. I think the sheer fact of gender-bending with Kim Ly and Paz's characters, no matter how long or short their conversation, is enough for this to pass all three tests. Kim Ly is voiced by a man (Ken Jeong) and Paz is a manager at a mechanic shop (a typically male-dominated industry). Plus at the end, Paz is giving orders to all her male employees - so gender roles are not static or stereotypical in this movie, which I think is important.

In the end, it boils down to two named female characters conversing, and this passes.
Message posted on 2014-01-05 00:15:00

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