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]] Moana (2016) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by svaria on 2016-11-24 02:28:18.



svaria said:
The main character is Moana, a young woman who goes on an adventure to save her island. She spends most of her time with Maui, a male demigod, but does have multiple meaningful conversations with her grandmother about her life, her journey, and the history of their island. Moana addresses her grandmother as Gramma and the grandmother is credited as Gramma Tala. The movie is also notable for Moana's position of power on the island (she is the chiefs daughter and will become chief herself in the future), her insistence that she is not a princess, and her lack of any love interest through the movie.
Message posted on 2016-11-24 02:28:18
Karen disagreed with the rating and said:
I would argue that it doesn't meet all three criteria because even though the grandmother has a name listed in the credits, no one EVER uses it in the film. You have to go to the credits to find out what her name actually is.
Message posted on 2016-12-07 18:39:20
Micaela disagreed with the rating and said:
It's 2 out of 3. While the grandma is credited as Tala, NO ONE calls her by her name. Gramma/Mom are not names, they are functions a woman fulfills in relation to others.
Message posted on 2017-01-16 02:49:38

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