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]] The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by svaria on 2017-02-12 12:45:08.



svaria said:
There are multiple female characters, including Barbara Gordon, Mayor McKascill, Chief O'Hara, Harley Quinn and other female superheros like Catwoman and Poison Ivy. Barbara and Chief O'Hara discuss police procedure multiple times without directly mentioning a man, but it is all in the larger context of defending the city and the mayor against a male villain, the Joker, and his allies. Because of that, I have marked this as dubious.
Message posted on 2017-02-12 12:45:08
Avery Evans said:
I think its safe to say that if the conversation stems from the actions of a man or the end result of the conversation would directly impact a man, it's a fail. Then again the bechdel test has roots in misogyny and in this context would be a pass? haha what do i know I'm just a guy on the internet
Message posted on 2017-04-10 18:11:51
Nikki Rineholt said:
I didn't witness any two female characters speak to each other. I think it's safe to say, Lego Batman failed the bechdel test
Message posted on 2017-08-28 00:34:05
Frank Susko disagreed with the rating and said:
I disagree with the rating. During the scene where the villains were crashing Jim Gordon’s retirement party, Barbara Gordon and Chief O’Hara are coordinating the response over a police radio. So it’s not a face-to-face conversation, but I’m thinking it should count. (BTW, love the Bechdel test.... It’s a fun intellectual exercise to look out for when watching a movie.)
Message posted on 2017-11-23 21:38:50

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