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

[[0]] Fantastic Four (2015) [imdb]

This movie passed 0 of 3 tests. It was entered by Azriel on 2015-08-05 20:54:19.



Azriel said:
Only Susan Storm is named. The imdb page mentions a "Ms Grimm" on the cast, but she doesn't appear.
Message posted on 2015-08-05 20:54:19
Azriel said:
On second thought, Ms. Grimm does appear, but I don't think she's named, and doesn't interact in any way with Sue, so still a solid 0/3.
Message posted on 2015-08-10 17:55:34
rh said:
Ms. Grimm was Ben's mom. She interacts with him in an early scene where the dogs are barking at Reed.

So there is at least an argument for having two named female characters, but since Ms. Grimm has two lines of dialogue and no first name, I'm not too bothered by a rating of 0.
Message posted on 2015-08-10 19:30:41
Edward said:
I am guessing "Ms. Grimm" is Ben's mother. She do appear in the movie, but only talk to her sons.
Message posted on 2015-08-14 14:46:26
Josh said:
They put in so little effort to make a good story why would you expect them to come close.

The Military scene at the end has a Marine, Army, Air Force Generals and then a woman in a suit (from the Navy?). Maybe the actual Navy made a good decision after battleship and decided not to be in this garbage. But why couldn't she be in a uniform?
Message posted on 2015-08-16 01:06:06
Koeki said:
I agree. Lack of female representation was only one reason this movie blew chunks.
Message posted on 2015-09-23 00:01:45

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