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

[[1]] Moonlight (2016) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by adrienne on 2017-01-28 21:29:24.

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adrienne said:
It doesn't match which show that the bechtal test is NOT infact intersectional in the slightest.
Message posted on 2017-01-28 21:29:24
pillravi said:
There are three named women in the film: Teresa, Paula, and Samantha. Only Teresa and Paula have speaking roles, and they never speak to each other. Principal Williams is named only in the credits, and is only shown speaking to Chiron.
Message posted on 2017-02-05 02:47:17
frances said:
i feel like this movie failing is a great example of why the bechdel test dosent represent diversity well at all
Message posted on 2017-02-20 03:29:16
Evans said:
Arguably, it demonstrates how irrelevant female characters are in any film that receives critical acclaim. It also shows that the act of women of colour talking to each other is just as threatening to male supremacy as that between any women of the world.
Message posted on 2017-03-08 11:50:41
aleluminum said:
You say "not [infact] intersectional in the slightest" as if the test has ever claimed to be intersectional. It's only a low-bar test to check for the most basic interactions between women characters not involving men. That's why there exist a litany of other similarly constructed tests to check other social identity interactions.
Message posted on 2017-03-13 09:27:06

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