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

[[2]] A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) [imdb]

This movie passed 2 of 3 tests. It was entered by nreese on 2014-05-31 05:10:22.



nreese said:
Charlize Theron's character and Amanda Seyfried's character talk to each other but they don't talk about anything else but Seth MacFarlane's character
Message posted on 2014-05-31 05:10:22
Hernán Martignone disagreed with the rating and said:
I think MacFarlane makes a joke about the Bechdel test. These two women actually talk about a skirt (which is funny because the topic is clothes) and MacFarlane's character is only implied (but on purpose).
Message posted on 2014-06-15 17:47:18
Alex said:
OH SNAP! I didn't catch it but now that you point it out Hernan, Louise does seem to blurt out, "I have that skirt." for what seems to me, an admittedly male viewer, no reason.

That one line qualifies the movie as a PASS!! Wamp wamp.

I was disappointed that Anna and Ruth didn't have any funny lines together though.
Message posted on 2014-09-09 01:47:32
sam said:
Maybe we need a stronger test - to talk about something meaningful, not totally trivial.
Message posted on 2014-09-22 18:23:36
Hotaru said:
I agree with the rating as is. The skirt line should not count as "talking to each other." A conversation should have at least two turns(one for each person), preferably three or more.
Message posted on 2014-09-29 07:56:55
Rognik said:
The Bechdel test is simply "two women, having a conversation, about something other than a man". Sad as it is, a lot of movies, good movies, still fail. Clearly defining what a "conversation" is would be best, but otherwise, this test is still relevent.
Message posted on 2014-10-02 08:55:26
Belle disagreed with the rating and said:
The conversation is (paraphrasing):

Louise: I have that skirt.

Anna: Oh, do you?

Louise: I wore it to the fair two years ago. (sarcastically) Good for you for trying to bring it back.

Anna: Thank you. Well, I just figured, why throw away a perfectly good thing? (alluding to how Louise dumped Albert)

That's two or three lines exchanged before Albert comes up. The test isn't supposed to be a judge about how good the movie is, which is what it's turning into.
Message posted on 2015-03-18 21:59:11
Daniel disagreed with the rating and said:
Agree with Belle... it technically passes, which was obviously the intention of that interaction, since the test itself was mentioned in the movie itself.
Message posted on 2016-07-25 20:48:55

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