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]] Jessica Jones (2015) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Kelley B. on 2015-11-23 01:55:26.



Kelley B. said:
Not a movie but the most feminist show I've seen in years- more female characters than male, mostly strong, often in action and/or relationship situations with both men and women. Women playing strong, capable women in business, living in Hells Kitchen. The title character even gets superpowers ala Marvel, and she doesn't have to strip down to Wonder Women or Catwoman type of sex gear to be impressive!
Message posted on 2015-11-23 01:55:27
M said:
agreed! Apart from some body shaming in the first episode which was equal parts cruel and unnecessary, the show is very feminist. And, although there are necessary trigger warning for discussion about sexual assault, they never show it and they bring it up in a way that highlights how the perpetrator is delusional about his supposed inability to understand consent. In passing, they even address the problem of men telling women to smile. This show is great!
Message posted on 2015-12-11 05:07:25
TV Shows? said:
I have been wondering about how this test would be applied to TV Shows. I think the standard would be higher for TV shows in that it should be applied to each episode individually. As such, I would be interested in knowing if this show actually passes in each episode? I'm sure it passes at some point during the entire show, but the show is close to 10 hours long. It would be amazing to me if any 10 hour tv show with a female lead didn't pass at some point.

I would also point out that the site is called the "Bechdel Test Movie List" not the "Bechdel Test TV Show List".
Message posted on 2016-05-28 19:48:39

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