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 Shape of Water (2017) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Don't Mind Me Now on 2017-12-19 00:59:52.



Don't Mind Me Now said:
In Zelda's first scene, when she allows Elisa to punch in in front of her, Yolanda chastises her, and Zelda responds by claiming she was saving Elisa's spot, leading to a short argument.
Message posted on 2017-12-19 00:59:52
jamescb2 said:
The rules specifically say "talk", so does sign language count? If so, Zelda and Elisa talk constantly. And is the creature technically a man because he has a penis? If so, then a lot of the movie is talking about him, or their boss. (Obviously sign language is still talking, just trying to debate, but I find it funny how technically borderline both situations are.
Message posted on 2018-03-19 06:18:44
Karto said:
Sign language counts! There's nothing in the rules about what language the two named women need to speak.
Message posted on 2018-05-08 11:31:16
1010 disagreed with the rating and said:
Hell no, this movie do not pass the test, both females characters establish a communication, one through sign language, the other woman can speak. They do talk about men, if you count the creature as a male and also Zelda (Octavia Spencer) talk about her husband and their marriage.
Message posted on 2018-05-18 01:51:16
Joseph Chastain said:
It doesn’t matter if they DO talk about men. If they have one conversation not about a man, the movie passes
Message posted on 2018-06-03 10:11:28

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