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

[[2]] Deepwater Horizon (2016) [imdb]

This movie passed 2 of 3 tests. It was entered by Pastell on 2017-01-06 00:07:53.

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Pastell said:
Mike's wife has a brief telephone conversation with another oil rigger's wife/partner, but it's about the danger their husbands are in.
There's also the daughter, but her scenes all involve her father.
The single female rigger, Andrea, doesn't get to speak to any other women (with the possible exception of the secretary lady on the mainland, who isn't named).
Message posted on 2017-01-06 00:07:53
Juanfraner disagreed with the rating and said:
I think that we might have a technical pass here.

When Felicia talks with the other rigger's partner, they explicitly talk about the rig situation. Their husbands safety is implicit, but they are talking about the accident itself, not about their husbands:
- Hi, our husbands work togheter at Deepwater Horizon. I talked to the coastguards and they told me there's a fire in the platform.
- I heard they are people jumping to the water.
(Not the literal script, just paraphrasing here).

And just after that, the daughter enters the room sobbing and saying "Mon, is everything OK?". "Not a good time now, baby, not a good time".

These two conversations make a technical pass, IMHO.
Message posted on 2018-01-04 23:38:40

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