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]] The Boxtrolls (2014) [imdb]

This movie passed 2 of 3 tests. It was entered by NessieNos on 2014-08-13 15:18:03.

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NessieNos said:
The only named female characters are the female lead (a snotty, entitled, morbid, smart girl who plays second banana to the hero) and her mother, who's barely a character and only has a few lines. They only speak once, very briefly and mostly about the male hero. The mother does tell the girl she needs to change her dress during that conversation, but the girl responded by speaking to the hero, not her mother.
Message posted on 2014-08-13 15:18:03
rebecca said:
It's pathetic that these movies can't have a female lead. No, the women have to play second fiddle to male power fantasies and be treated like ragdolls that the men can do whatever they want with. Kids deserve better than this.
Message posted on 2014-08-28 18:10:30
Matthew said:
Winnie and her mother did have a conversation with each other, but it was about Eggs. I would have said it passed 2 out of 3 tests, but it still fails at giving women a place. There are dozens of boxtrolls, but not a single one of them is a female. Not one. There were very few human women too.
Message posted on 2014-09-29 01:06:23
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 1/3 to 2/3.
Message posted on 2014-10-02 14:38:14

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