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]] Chef (2014) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by 7384 on 2014-05-18 03:52:51.



7384 said:
It has two significant named female characters, I think another couple have names as well, but they do not talk to each other. Like the real world of haute cuisine, it is a male-dominated movie.
Message posted on 2014-05-18 03:52:51
Nicole said:
Wow -- I haven't heard of the bechdel test, but I am glad to have a way to help me start to explain why I disliked this movie so much, and why it bothered me, as a feminist. The two main named female characters were so stereotyped and under-developed... they only wanted to advance/improve the protagonist's life (his career, his relationship with his son, his happiness). Barf.
Message posted on 2014-06-03 02:13:57
Joy said:
@Nicole, maybe that's because it's a movie about a dad's relationship with his son. Not every movie has to be about women. If you were truly a feminist, you would appreciate a movie about men just as much as you would a movie about women. Feminism fights for equality, not superiority.
Message posted on 2014-09-30 23:51:15
Derick said:
This entire movie is a fantasy. While pleasant for some, the nature of the female characters stood out for me from the onset. Especially since you have this (at the beginning) mediocre chef who has two of the most beautiful women in the world looking out for what's best for him and doing little else. There's a lot wrong with this movie but it's very fun for certain audiences and I can understand why they would want to defend it.
Message posted on 2014-10-07 04:23:49
sophie said:
This movie was the worst! So sexist.
Message posted on 2014-11-02 23:40:27
Joe smith said:
I am opposed mainly to the misrepresentation of women's roles when they are the main character. This movie however was not intended to tell a story about a woman's own conflicts. Female roles in this movie were supposed to support the main character (a struggling chef) and helping him find his own way which is why I believe the women's roles fit the theme although they did not fulfill the test. Disliking the film should have nothing to do with feminism @nicole especially because all of the women are independent and have their own job and lives despite dealing with the main character.
Message posted on 2014-11-30 01:22:20

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