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]] Wonder Woman (2017) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Ann on 2016-11-04 11:29:48.

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Aduro disagreed with the rating and said:
umm, can we wait for the movie to come up before testing it? I know its very likely to pass, but its sensible to wait (Especially considering how misleading trailers can be).
Message posted on 2016-12-09 03:11:23
Juanfraner said:
Why is this movie approved when it isn’t even released? Somebody foresaw it? Or just based on the trailer?
Message posted on 2016-12-15 22:35:11
riepichiep disagreed with the rating and said:
The movie is still in production, how could we know that he WILL pass?
Because of trailer-scenes? We do not know if all the scenes will be in the movie.
In fact, it is too early to decide, if Wonder Woman will pass or will not pass the test
Message posted on 2016-12-19 19:05:37
Kino disagreed with the rating and said:
We can't say for certain that the movie passes the Bechdel test until we have seen the finished projected.

An early script was leaked, but it will have little bearing on the movie we see. And while the trailers show women talking, either one of them remains unnamed, or they're talking about a man.

I fully believe that the movie will pass the test in the end, but until we see it, we can't rate it.
Message posted on 2017-01-08 05:50:25
TPD disagreed with the rating and said:
How can you say this passes, it doesn't come out til June...
Message posted on 2017-01-16 21:16:37
Nicolas disagreed with the rating and said:
There is only one woman named in either trailer. This move hasn't passed any of the criteria yet.
Message posted on 2017-02-06 23:26:06
Stuart said:
It passes because Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) is from Themyscira, a land where the only gender demographic is women. Therefore the movie passing the test is a certainty.
Message posted on 2017-02-24 14:49:52
Eta said:
The movie trailers pass the bechdel test in multiple scenes. Highly likely those scenes won't be cut so the rating makes some sense.
Message posted on 2017-03-29 19:14:18
Dylan said:
Don't underestimate Hollywood's ability to write a movie about the island of straw feminists that only ever talk about how much men suck. I am hopeful but we really should wait and see.
Message posted on 2017-04-04 17:12:25
Arnold said:
Having seen the film, it absolutely passes all 3. The majority of the first 20 minutes is conversations between women without mention of a man in sight. And even without that, the conversation between Diana and Etta Candy while Diana is trying on clothing makes it qualify.
Message posted on 2017-06-02 05:52:11
Jose disagreed with the rating and said:
I have just watched the movie, the female characters only talk about Ares, the god of war (not a man, but a masculine figure). Perhaps the only moment they don't is when they discuss about Diana`s training, which is conditioned by the treat of Ares.
In the other hand, I think it passes the Furiosa Test.
Message posted on 2017-06-02 15:37:34
jmarq said:
Definitely passes. During the first fifteen or so minutes of the movie, there're only female characters and the only males they talk about are Ares and Zeus, and that's sporadically and in a historical context.
Message posted on 2017-06-02 16:13:02
Erica said:
1) The first segment of the movie takes place on an inland with a population made up entirely of women with almost every conversation passing the test and 2) Etta Candy and Diana Prince talk briefly about fashion... i.e. how can she fight in this outfit... mostly in comic relief, but it still counts.
Message posted on 2017-06-04 03:59:44
Le Quang said:
*Spolier alert

I agree with the rating. There are multiple female characters in the movie: Diana (Wonder Woman), Queen Hippolyta (Queen of the Amazon), General Antiope (an Amazon's warrior), Doctor Maru (Doctor Poison), and Etta Candy (Steve's secretary).

The first three talked to each other about the Amazon's origin, about the training of Diana among other things. Diana talked to Etta about clothes and weapons as well.
Message posted on 2017-06-04 14:34:14
Colleen said:
Now that it's finally out we can confirm that it does pass the test. Diana has conversations about fighting, their people, their history, and honour with Antiope and Hippolyta, the only time they talk about men is when they explain the fight between Ares and Zeus. It is evident that Diana and Antiope have a good relationship as well. Diana doesn't really talk about men other than Ares, whom she must destroy. And when she does meet a woman outside her island, Etta Candy (who is her best friend in the comics), they talk mostly about how unconventional women's clothing is.
Message posted on 2017-06-04 14:51:39
Erik said:
Since the movie has come out, I can say it passes. There might be a few arguable scenes (her conversation with Etta Candy about fashion and fighting could theoretically be about men since it's a comment on patriarchy; her conversations with other Amazons about the upcoming war is about Ares who is presumably male).

But the conversation between Hippolyta and Antiope about Diana and whether to train her definitely counts. And, hey, bonus points for using two named female characters who aren't the protagonist of the film!
Message posted on 2017-06-04 17:08:49
Rodrigo Ortiz Vinholo said:
Easy pass. The first couple of scenes with amazons does the trick, even though the second half of the movie doesn't really have Wonder Woman talking to women (there's a few lines with Etta that would guarantee the pass, though).
Message posted on 2017-06-05 02:44:47
Whitney disagreed with the rating and said:
If it does pass, it's by a slim margin. The entire movie is her surrounded by men. And the other two females are given lame roles despite being cool characters.
Message posted on 2017-06-05 03:03:10
Paran01ac said:
Hyppolyta and Antiope are talking to each other about whether Diana should receive a military training. Diana and Etta are speaking to each other a few times, discussing clothing and the safety of the sword and the shield.
Message posted on 2017-06-06 02:13:05
Richard said:
This movie has been officially released and it passes with flying colors.
Message posted on 2017-06-06 05:04:40
Firehazard said:
Having seen the film, I can say it definitely passes, especially in the first act. Diana, her mother and her aunt are all named and, by virtue of having living on an all-female island, have many conversations where men are not mentioned at all.
Message posted on 2017-06-06 10:25:16
Emily said:
This movie passes. Diana speaks with her mother Hippolyta and her aunt Antiope about various aspects of training, fighting and weapons.
Message posted on 2017-06-08 03:52:07
Julia disagreed with the rating and said:
I saw the film today and while named women talk to each other on the (women only) island at the start of the film, they are all related to each other, not friends. Also most of the women get slaughtered!

The only other woman/woman relationship is between Gal Gadot and Lucy Davis and 1. is not friendship and 2. Not not about men!

Very surprised a film like this has so many men and so much mansplaining.
Message posted on 2017-06-11 20:03:21
wobster109 said:
I watched the movie and confirmed that it passes.
1. Diana and her mother Queen Hippolyta are two named women.
2 and 3. Near the beginning of the movie when Diana is a child, she asks Hippolyta to let her train. Her mother says no. Diana says, what if she doesn't use a sword, or what if she trains with only a shield? Hippolyta says there is no need for her to train.
Message posted on 2017-06-12 16:22:00
pillravi said:
Having seen the movie, I can confirm it passes. Diana, Hippolyta, and Antiope have several conversations between each pair of women about Diana's training and the "god killer" sword. Diana asks Etta to protect the sword with her life; the pair also talks about clothes.
Message posted on 2017-06-15 14:23:19
Joe S. said:
As predicted moving easily passes the test.
Diana has multiple conversations with multiple named characters, (Hippolyta, Antiope, Etta,) something other than mentioned. Granted, typically about fighting.

Also they took the trouble to give names to multiple Amazon's who would normally be faceless background characters/ mooks.
Message posted on 2017-06-16 15:37:52

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