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]] Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by ghost on 2014-06-28 09:51:42.



ghost said:
there was this one scene where two women talked about something other then guys
Message posted on 2014-06-28 09:51:42
adam disagreed with the rating and said:
I can only recall 3 named female characters (assuming the robots are all male) but in the whole tedious 3 hour film when do they once talk to each other?
Message posted on 2014-06-30 04:16:43
J said:
This movie passes the test. Sophia Myles and Li Bingbing talk about the fact that they are in a car with a bomb in it. It is a three way conversation with Stanely Tucci also in the car but they address each other enough for it to count.

All things in this movie involving Mark Walhberg's daughter fail feminism pretty hard though.
Message posted on 2014-06-30 20:06:00
BJR said:
I saw the movie last night and went into it curious to see if it would pass. It did, for the reason J mentions. Also worth mentioning that I don't think anyone in the audience could have recalled the screen-names of the two characters, and, as best I could tell, it was a two-sentence exchange like: "There's a bomb in this car?" "There's a bomb in this car."

It was painful to watch any moment involving the daughter character. The fight for control and ownership the McGuffin had less urgency or tension to it than the fight for control and ownership of the McGirl.
Message posted on 2014-07-01 14:17:02
Rog disagreed with the rating and said:
While there are 3 female characters of note, and 2 of them do participate in a conversation that is not about a man, they don't really talk to each other. Without Stanley Tucci there acting as a catalyst, I don't think they would interact at all. So it either passes 2 of the three tests, or it questionably passes the third.
Message posted on 2014-07-07 16:47:37
Emma disagreed with the rating and said:
I'm sorry but "Is there a bomb in this car?" "Yes" is NOT a *conversation*. And that's the only time 2 women talk to each other.
Message posted on 2014-07-23 00:27:11
Carmen said:
at the start of the movie there is some exchange between the daughter and some of her friends about only two weeks till graduation/summer. it passes.
Message posted on 2014-07-25 22:35:27
Rob said:
Emma, nothing in the bechdel test requires them to have a "conversation". The Bechdel test only requires them to talk to each other. "There's a bomb in this car?" and "yes, there's a bomb in thsi car" both meet the definition of talking. Both saying "Hi" to one another would have been enough.

Rog, there is no question whether it passes the test as written. It does not matter what might have happened had another charactor (Tucci) not been there. All that matters is whether the two did talk to one another.
Message posted on 2015-01-15 21:29:39
Riley said:
Carmen, as far as I can remember, her friends didn't have names. And I think there was at lease one boy in the car.
Message posted on 2015-03-15 18:45:16

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