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]] Selma (2014) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by NessieNos on 2014-12-02 21:35:15.

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NessieNos said:
Most of this film is about Martin Luther King and his relationships with President Johnson and other mostly male civil-rights leaders and workers, so there's only one scene that really fits, and it feels almost like it was added in to make the film pass the test. Still, it's a substantial conversation. At one point, as Dr. King's wife Coretta Scott King heads for a meeting, she talks about her fears about her own adequacy with a civil-rights protestor named Amelia Boynton. Amelia gives her a heartfelt pep talk, discussing their shared heritage and the strength it gives them.
Message posted on 2014-12-02 21:35:15
M said:
I don't remember that scene specifically, but there is also the scene in the beginning of the girls who are talking about hair and they talk about how coretta does her hair, which counts as a pass I think. I don't think they just threw scenes in to pass this test personally, I think they tried to show many different types of female characters and the roles they did play in the civil rights movement. I agree that this definitely does pass the test, though.
Message posted on 2015-01-15 08:12:56
Janna R said:
I believe it also passes during the scene where the four girls who are victims of the 16th street Baptist Church bombings talk about Coretta Scott King's hair as they walk down the stairs.
Message posted on 2015-01-17 16:30:17
Hana said:
As far as I know the girls in the bombing are not named so that doesn't actually counts as a pass. But the conversation between Coretta and Amelia pass.
Message posted on 2016-05-20 16:43:52

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