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]] My Girl (1991) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Lindsay Y. on 2014-03-09 22:16:24.



Lindsay Y. said:
There are six named female characters. a) Veda- main character
b) Grandma
c) Shelly Devoto
d) Ronda
e) Judy
f) Kristen- Thomas J’s mother
g) Susan

The first few dialogues not including a man are as follows.
7:45- Veda/Shelly “Is that your camper” –V “Yes it is” –S “It’s really cool” –V
14:55 Veda/ Shelly “You know Veda you shouldn’t let those girls upset you” –S “I’m not upset, I always surround myself with those I find intellectually stimulating” –V “Wanna piece of chocolate” –S “That’s a pretty ring you’re wearing” –S “It’s a mood ring…….. “Shelly how can I get $35” –V
19:25 “Please someone open the the door” –V “Veda Veda what happened” –S “my ball, I left my ball” – V
21:53 “Can we look around in your camper” –V “Sure I will give you the royal tour” –S “Would you like a soda” –S “I would” –V “Did you read all of these books? What are they about” –V “Mostly love”
23:45 “Well miss Veda what do you say we head back? –S “Can I use your bathroom first? No need to wait” –V

Message posted on 2014-03-09 22:16:24
Rose said:
Yes. And it keeps on like that through the whole movie. A great example of a film that actually shows women having relationships and interests and whole lives that are not entirely about men but include both men and women. One of the most interesting things to me is that the structure of Velda and Shelly's relationship, ie how they come to know each other does revolve around a man and so it would be really easy to do the typical thing and make their relationship and dialog all about him, but they don't This feels a lot more like the way real women nd girls actually relate to each other than most films ever show.
Message posted on 2014-09-26 14:53:33

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