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]] Hidden Figures (2016) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Odd May on 2016-12-16 21:28:07.

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Odd May said:
The three main characters are women, and they all have conversations that have nothing to do with men.
Message posted on 2016-12-16 21:28:07
Feminist said:
This movie should get a Bechdel special prize! Shockingly, at least 5 named women talk to each other (without men around) about job advancement, computer programming, commuting woes, and more-- just like real women!
Message posted on 2017-02-06 21:39:54
Mary said:
Three brillian black women are mathematicians at NASA in 1961, as well as warm personal friends. Katherine Jackson, first shown fixing her car, calculates trajectories for the astronauts. But she is forced to use the 'colored woman's toilet' in a different building 1/2 a mile away. Dorothy Vaughn teaches herself to program the first IBM computer at the base. She trains her fellow women 'human computers' and saves everybody's jobs. Mary Jackson has to go to court before she is allowed into a whites-only engineering class. All three women have warm personal lives, which fortify them while being frozen out as the only woman among hostile guys in ties. The women confront 'colored only' libraries and even coffee pots. Too bad that 'Hidden Figures' is saturated with praise for NASA and the military. It would make a great double feature with 'Arrival', where Amy Adams is the lone woman scientist who solves the Air Force impasse with space aliens.
Message posted on 2017-02-09 21:01:51

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