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]] Anatomy of a Love Seen (2014) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Ella on 2016-10-16 22:04:01.

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Ella said:
Most dialouge and all dialouge being important to the plot in this movie happens between women. They always talk about things concerning the main characters or the main characters themselfes. There are four main characters who are all women and pretty much all of the plot focuses on them.
It probably passes the reverse test - men talking to each other about anything besides a woman - too. A majority of the film crew (characters) are men and they give orders to other probably male crew members. However, all men are side characters here and their whole role depends on being the crew for a film scene which is totally about the two main characters - so passing the reverse test could be controversial.
This movie might not be perfect but still great. I think it's even worth watching just because it shows how radically the unfortunate implication the Brechdeltest points at (women mostly being shown only in their relationship to men) can be broken and turned upside down. The plot and the characters are well developed as (!) parts of that concept that consistently characterizes women in their relationship to women.
Message posted on 2016-10-16 22:04:01

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