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]] Love, Simon (2018) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by Don't Mind Me Now on 2018-04-04 22:57:45.

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Don't Mind Me Now said:
The film has several female characters, notably Simon's friends Leah and Abby, his mother Emily and his sister Nora. All their onscreen interactions are with male characters, and despite Leah and Abby being in the same friend group, all their interactions are mediated through Simon and/or Nick.
Message posted on 2018-04-04 22:57:45
Oogum Boogum disagreed with the rating and said:
There are many named female characters who are fully rounded and help to drive the plot. I was surprised, looking back on the film itself, I was surprised at the lack of direct dialogue between the female characters.

One instance I did find where it briefly happens is about ten minutes in when the Spiers are discussing what they should watch on TV. Nora and Emily directly discuss why "The Affair" may be a poor choice.
Message posted on 2018-05-08 01:04:03
Aegee disagreed with the rating and said:
Moost of the female interactions are through the male characters. However, when Simon comes home drunk with Leah, she thanks his parents for letting her stay and Emily says Leah doesn't have to thank them. I know it's very brief, but I think that counts.
Message posted on 2018-05-11 05:30:36
Aegee disagreed with the rating and said:
Moost of the female interactions are through the male characters. However, when Simon comes home drunk with Leah, she thanks his parents for letting her stay and Emily says Leah doesn't have to thank them. I know it's very brief, but I think that counts.
Message posted on 2018-05-11 11:33:06
Matt disagreed with the rating and said:
Leah and Simon’s mother Emily talk for a moment where she thanks her for letting her stay the night, and Emily responds. It’s short, but it technically passes.
Message posted on 2018-05-17 15:07:54
Shaindel Turniansky said:
the movie is based of a book, simon vs the homo sapiens agenda, which is in first person from the view of simon (a boy) who wouldn't ever see two girls interacting about something that's not a boy. he's also quite obvious so he wouldn't notice it if it did happen...
Message posted on 2018-05-23 13:04:17

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