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

[[1]] Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by Viviane on 2014-01-01 15:44:18.



Viviane said:
There aren't many women characters (mostly Madela's wives) and they don't speak to each other.

I must say, it's a pity that a movie on such a grand figure has such a poor and stereotyped image of women. Even if a period of time was sexist, it is not an excuse to make a sexist movie out of it.
Message posted on 2014-01-01 15:44:18
Lisa disagreed with the rating and said:
I strongly feel like the movie is not sexist like you say Viviane. We need to consider the fact that this movie was based on a true story and so they changing the facts would compromise the integrity of the film and Nelson's story. I think they did a great job with movie; and like you said, the period of time was sexist so its only appropriate that they use fact in this film that is based on a true story.
Message posted on 2015-03-02 00:29:11
Gerry disagreed with the rating and said:
I must also respectfully disagree with Viviane. I believe the movie honestly depicts the process by which Mandela was born into a patriarchal society, grew up believing he was entitled, but learned from his women comrades and ultimately unlearned his patriarchal privilege.
Message posted on 2015-05-12 01:41:43

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