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]] xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Kaitune on 2017-01-20 08:20:38.

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Kaitune said:
This is a big dumb action movie in the same vein as the Fast and Furious franchise (although to a less successful degree.) Yes, it also features exploitive sex-sell shot of sexy ladies and pretty much most of the women fall for the Vin Diesel character.

HOWEVER, while it is a typical dick flick, it is surprisingly inclusive and female friendly for this kind of films. It has four main female characters with names, interests and their personal goals who talk quite a bit with each other about none dude related issues. They are all powerful in their own way, and none of them is just the chick/the lover. There are even female-bonding moments! Actually, now that I think about it, none of the named female characters have a sex scene. Plus, only one of them dresses sexily, and the audiences got a sense that it is her personal style (and it is still quite tame for dude flicks).

Overall, while the movie is still a male fantasy rather than a feminist statement (all the non bitchy and non lesbian women still fall for the main dude), it is good to see how action flicks are beginning to change.
Message posted on 2017-01-20 08:20:38

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