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

[[2]] The World's End (2013) [imdb]

This movie passed 2 of 3 tests. It was entered by Nealo on 2013-07-29 13:45:23.



Nealo said:
Instant fail. Sam(antha) listed first gives you hope but then a long search down the cast list brings you to
"Fitness Instructor(26)" and
"Peter's Wife"
Message posted on 2013-07-29 13:45:23
Rachel said:
I believe there's a scene in the pub garden where Sam talks to "The Twins" (neither has a name, they are referred to as one entity throughout the film) and comments on how she finds stuff weird, and they reply in unison.
Message posted on 2013-08-04 17:11:00
Hazy said:
It has more than two named women. There was a group of three girls in it as well that aren't on cast list (there nickname in the film is the marmalade sandwich) however it does fail the third part of the test
Message posted on 2013-08-05 08:43:10
Mellifluous said:
Sam has a conversation with "the twins", her female friends. The conversation is mainly about the men however.
Message posted on 2013-08-05 11:33:20
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 0/3 to 2/3.
Message posted on 2013-08-08 05:14:14
Spa-town disagreed with the rating and said:
Surely there is no conversation, that we hear, between named women at all?
The Marmalade sandwich may be chatting, but we don't hear it and Sam talks to 'The Twins': not named.
Rule 2 rests on rule 1, the participants must be named.
Message posted on 2013-08-14 08:08:54
Sammy said:
The twins are names Kelly and Stacy. I think I remember hearing them named in the film.
Message posted on 2013-09-08 03:54:54
Jenny said:
I think the conversation between Sam and "The Twins" shouldn't qualify as a conversation between two or more women. Even if they were previously called out as being named Kelly and Stacy, they are hyper-sexualized robots.
Message posted on 2013-09-10 18:55:15
Nicholas said:

First off, robot are slaves, and they were not slaves. ;) But seriously~.

Fair point, though I feel that due to the ending - where the blanks join the (ruined) society, and are shown to be very similar to their original versions, it's fair to consider them "male" and "female" - since they were intended to replicate their originals.
Message posted on 2013-11-11 16:43:33

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