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]] The Philadelphia Story (1940) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Meghanne on 2013-12-12 17:01:58.

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Meghanne said:
Though the cast includes four named female characters with dialogue, almost every conversation between any two of them is either about a man or about Tracy's looming marriage; even the running joke between the Tracy and Dinah about the latter contracting smallpox is in reference to cancelling said wedding. The only conversation that might save the film's rating is the short exchange between Tracy and Dinah regarding the merits of Spy Magazine.
Message posted on 2013-12-12 17:01:58

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