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]] Judge Dredd (1995) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Sam on 2017-11-07 19:00:17.



Sam said:
Hershey and Ilsa trade insults to one another during their fight scene. While not substantial or good dialogue ("That's JUDGE Bitch!"), it fulfills all three requirements, so this is a pass.

For a more dubious pass, Central (the computer system), is voiced by a woman and has conversations with both Hershey and MacGruder about things other than men. It's dubious because Central is a machine and thus arguably not female at all. Whether "female" computers count as female characters is for you to decide for yourself.

A notable failure is MacGruder and Hershey in the trial scene. Two named female characters are engaged in impassioned debate as opposing advocates in a trial...and never directly speak to one another. They speak to the Chief Justice(s), Central, and Dredd, but never to one another.
Message posted on 2017-11-07 19:00:17

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