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]] Witness (1985) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Kevin on 2014-07-13 03:10:00.



Kevin said:
There are only two named female characters, Elaine and Rachel, and they only have one exchange. It goes like this:

Elaine: "John tells me your Amish."
Rachel: "Yes."

Is this about being Amish (passes test), or is it about what John said (doesn't pass test)?
Message posted on 2014-07-13 03:10:00
John disagreed with the rating and said:
I disagree with the judgement that The Witness passes. A single exchange that lasts for ~10 seconds in which a man was the subject fails the third criterion. Whether or not it was about being Amish, the exchange explicity mentions the actions of a man.
Message posted on 2014-10-30 06:02:28

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