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]] Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by Trina B on 2014-03-09 15:26:02.



Trina B said:

There are three named women in this movie: Julia, Kirsty, and Tiffany. There are plenty of interactions between/among women, but bizarrely they never really talk to each other - they talk AT each other. There are no actual dialogues between them. There are plenty of opportunities: Julia is in a room with Kirsty, and talks AT kirsty for quite a while.. perhaps longer than 30 seconds, but it's hard to be certain. However, Kirsty never really responds.. She screams at Julia, but I don't know if you can call screaming a conversation. And anyway, Julia mentioned men in her monologue, so even if you're inclined to count that scene, it still wouldn't be anything more than a 2/3.

Other scenes that almost pass are the interactions between Kirsty and Tiffany. But, conveniently, Tiffany is mute never replies to anything Kirsty says. There is one other scene where Julia says to Kirsty, "you never could hold on to anything for very long, could you kirsty?" but again, no reply from Kirsty. etc.
Message posted on 2014-03-09 15:26:02
Nellie disagreed with the rating and said:
Actually, there is a brief scene between Kirsty and Tiffany where Tiffany, who talks for the first time, says she needs to find the puzzle and Kirsty replies.
Message posted on 2014-04-18 19:32:30
Deven disagreed with the rating and said:
They do have dialogue, Kristy and Tiffany. I wonder if the test extends to non-verbal characters like Tiffany who either physically can't/refuse to speak.
Message posted on 2015-08-06 00:58:27

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