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]] The Secret of Kells (2009) [imdb]

This movie passed 0 of 3 tests. It was entered by Anne on 2010-03-15 23:51:38.



Anne said:
The one named female character is a sort of forest spirit, and is great. But, perhaps because the movie's set in a monastery, there are no other named female characters. (Unless maybe you count the cat.)
Message posted on 2010-03-15 23:51:38
Natabot said:
I agree. Monastic life is not going to give you access to a great deal of conversation with women. There were female villagers and such in the movie, but they weren't characters per se.
Message posted on 2010-07-27 17:53:17
katy said:
Yes, monastic life puts a damper on this one.
Message posted on 2010-08-10 03:57:16
Barbara disagreed with the rating and said:
Assuming that the characters don't have to be human, Pangur Bán (the cat) is a named female. I'd definitely consider her to be a character integral to the story. You could even loosely interpret some of her interactions with Aisling as a conversation - although that one is a little bit dodgy.
Message posted on 2012-12-10 14:51:41
DJ Greg said:
Pangur Bán supposedly is female indeed. However, it's not specified in the movie itself, so I think the rating stands.
Message posted on 2014-04-15 19:49:39

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