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]] What We Do in the Shadows (2014) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by Jeanette King on 2014-06-28 07:40:30.



Jeanette King said:
There are three named female characters but the mostly serve to advance the main storyline concerning a group of three male vampires living in Wellington, New Zealand. None of the female characters talk to each other.
Message posted on 2014-06-28 07:40:30
Bob said:
THe movie doesn't pass the test, but I think it's part of his point.
Think about when one of the vampire's servant (a woman) jokes about vampires only being men.
Message posted on 2014-08-03 21:40:54
SuperGrapes disagreed with the rating and said:
While I agree this movie isn't the best showcase of the complexities of women, I believe Jackie speaks with her female childhood friend/bully when she brings her to "dinner" (ie as a meal for the vampires). They also speak over the phone, but you only see Jackie's perspective. Dubious but it may fit.
Message posted on 2015-04-06 14:57:30
Angelsfeelings said:
I had to rewatch the dinner scene and Jackie does not talk to Josephine (the childhood bully) during that scene at all.
Message posted on 2016-07-03 13:40:42
Cooper McGill disagreed with the rating and said:
Jackie talks with her childhood friend on the phone, inviting her to the dinner. Not one mention of a man, only the implication that the audience knows men will be there at the dinner.
Message posted on 2017-12-06 22:24:56
Kit McGrath disagreed with the rating and said:
Jackie does indeed speak on the phone with Josephine to invite her to dinner as one of the people she "do[es]n't like," though you only hear Jackie's side of the conversation, so I agree it's dubious... Jackie berates her for getting the other kids in school to call her the "Jexorcist," nothing about men or a man.
Message posted on 2018-08-01 22:57:23

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