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]] The Seasoning House (2012) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by bad1788 on 2015-09-24 00:13:11.



bad1788 said:
It saddens me to say, but technically the seasoning house (despite being a movie mostly about the suffering of women) passes the bechel test. The main character is a mute orphan, called Angel (real name unknown) who lives in a Russian brothel/slave house.

Although marketed as a horror film, the film is basically a poor plot line strung out around the fact that the russian militia and some guy name viktor, the film is mostly about the suffering of the women who are brought to this place and Angel herself.

This film has a huge trigger warning for Violence against women, gore, blood, rape and so forth. However, the film does have a variety of speaking roles for women, in which women are speaking to one another about themselves, their family, their predicament, past lives and a bunch of other things that are not about men.

So a movie about that is almost entirely about rape, abuse, and enslavement can feature women talking about something other than men when 80% of all others cannot.
Message posted on 2015-09-24 00:13:11

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