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]] Insurgent (2015) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Matthew on 2015-03-21 02:45:03.



Matthew said:
There are multiple females conversing with each other in this film. Not one of their discussions is about a man.
Message posted on 2015-03-21 02:45:03
Natasya said:
The main female characters in this movie (Tris, Jeanine) weren't talking about men in their conversations in the entire movie.
Message posted on 2015-03-29 11:51:11
S. Diaz said:
The Bechdel Test was created to defend the integrity of females in movies. I believe you're rating is completely correct. At the surface, this movie is a feminist's dream. Insurgent not only has a female lead character, it also has females in powerful roles as leaders and heroes. But, the larger issue is, that females consistently take on overly masculine and overtly violent characteristics to get their way. Why does the female lead have to exhibit these characteristics on order to be successful? Divergent definitely tried to express that it is important for people to be receptive of all characteristics. Diversity was forthright. But, Insurgent quickly lost that essence. The female lead eventually chooses a slightly less violent path. Although I still believe this movie is contradictory to the feminist ideals the Bechdel Test is trying to encourage. A woman should be strong without having to display overly masculine actions.
Message posted on 2015-03-30 04:06:15
tamabi said:
I concur.

More precisely, named female characters include Tris, Jeanine, Evelyn, Johanna (all three of which have leading positions), Christina, Tori, Tris' mother Natalie...
There are numerous talks between women regarding other subjects than men. Notably Tris and Jeanine, Johanna and Tris, Tris and Tori, Evelyn and Jeanine...
As far as I recall the only time in the entire movie when two female actually talk about a man is when Christina and Tris talk about whether Will is still alive.
Message posted on 2015-04-02 17:16:12
Clara said:
@ S. Diaz: isn't it sexist in and of its self to call the use of violence a "masculine" trait, reserved for males only? One of the most important tenets of feminism is that people should be able to behave however they want, regardless of gender. Whether that means conforming with traditional gender roles or breaking them should be irrelevant.
Message posted on 2015-09-30 21:14:59

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