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 Greatest Showman (2017) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Richard on 2018-01-06 03:16:01.



Richard said:
There are certainly several prominent female characters, but I think the only time they interact at all is when Charity is playing with her young daughters, and they certainly don't say anything important, just cutesy mummy-child scene setting.

If the Bechdel test had a rule that the women had to be adults saying things relevant to the plot, I think this would fail.
Message posted on 2018-01-06 03:16:01
Sara said:
It does pass, but barely. Its mainly just charity's kids (I forgot their names) and they talk about unicorns and mermaids
Message posted on 2018-04-02 22:21:18
CJ said:
When Jenny Lind is introduced to Charity by PTB they have a brief conversation about her daughter's ballet. Plot advances as daughter then says she *is* doing ballet (now). Minor maybe but still qualifies, I think.
Message posted on 2018-06-03 22:19:44

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