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]] Suicide Squad (2016) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Wh1984 on 2016-08-05 06:36:56.



Wh1984 said:
Multiple named women, who talk to each other, about something because a man (Waller-Moone: demonstration, Iran; Moone-Quinn: World Conquest; Quinn-Waller: jail conditions).

Many other plot conversations, but they are Female-Male then Male-Female.
Message posted on 2016-08-05 06:36:56
sheboygan said:
I think this is dubious.

In the scene where Waller mentions Iran, Moone doesn't speak at all (other than whispering the word "Enchantress", to summon the devil inside her).

I'm not sure about the mentioned interactions of Quinn with Moone and Waller, but my overall impression is that they barely count as a "conversation" (at least one communication act by each party).

The least ambiguous conversation, in my opinion, is between Waller and a young woman operating a computer at the base. The woman gives Waller information from sensors and Waller replies with commands. But this young agent is not named.
Message posted on 2016-08-11 03:40:39
Victor said:
1. Amanda Waller, Harleen Quinzel, June Moone, 'The Enchantress', Tatsu Yamashiro/Katana, Grace Santana.

2-3. Amanda commands Enchantress on what to do, later have a scene of intimidation where a few words are exchanged. Amanda and Harley share an exchange in Belle Reve, Amanda speaks to the Squad with Harley and Tatsu when rescued and at the end of the mission. Harley tries to say hello to Tatsu in the chopper. Harley speaks generally with the Squad and by proxy Tatsu in the bar about being normal. Enchantress addresses the Squad a few times at the climax which include Harley and Tatsu.
Message posted on 2016-09-18 18:34:48

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