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]] Avengers: Infinity War (2018) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by ejp83 on 2018-04-28 14:05:24.

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Lionheart disagreed with the rating and said:
If you consider two female characters are talking about extracting a stone from Vision's head when he's at Shuri's lab and if you consider Vision to be male (well, technically, he is) then I don't think that counts.
Message posted on 2018-04-28 16:06:56
Princiell said:
Okoye, Natasha and Proxima Midnight exchange words while fighting during the battle in Wakanda. I don't remember if Wanda takes part of this conversation, but she is there too.
Message posted on 2018-04-28 18:24:52
Derek Williams disagreed with the rating and said:
I agree with Lionheart. The women are talking about The Vision and that's effectively talking about a man.
Message posted on 2018-04-29 07:49:03
Shuria said:
Proxima Midnight tells Scarlet Witch she will die alone and no one will be there for her before Black Widow pops in and says she is there. It is a small moment but there are no men involved in this conversation
Message posted on 2018-04-29 11:55:26
B disagreed with the rating and said:
@shuria lol that can hardly count as a conversation ?
Message posted on 2018-04-29 16:52:21
Brian said:
Gamora and his sister talk (in a flashback) about hiding the infinity stone.
Message posted on 2018-04-30 00:54:50
Synestri disagreed with the rating and said:
Effectively the conversations held are mostly referring to the Infinity Stones and Vision. When you examine the dialogue in a larger context, it's about Thanos potentially obtaining the stones, which is more or less about a male regardless of Vision's inclusion.
Message posted on 2018-04-30 02:25:49
Lena disagreed with the rating and said:
The moment where Proxima Midnight, Scarlet Witch, Okoye and Black Widow are fighting, is ultimately still about men, as Proxima Midnight is attacking Scarlet Witch because she is the main obstacle guarding Vision (male) from Thanos (male). The entire fight is about those two men. As such, I don't believe it passes the Bechdel test.
Message posted on 2018-04-30 08:26:38
Laura disagreed with the rating and said:
Proxima Midnight tells Wanda something among the lines of "You're gonna die alone just like him" then Natasha says she's not alone, but it's still regarding The Vision
Message posted on 2018-04-30 15:50:10
Jax disagreed with the rating and said:
That conversation is literally about a man who is not there with her- so no.

This movie unequivocally does not pass Bechdel test.

Additionally, we only know Proxima Midnight's name because it's listed in the credit. She is an unnamed woman throughout the movie. Whatever your feelings on the Avengers Infinity War, it does not pass the Bechdel test.
Message posted on 2018-04-30 19:02:08
Kriegspiel said:
The Proxima Midnight conversation definitely does not pass.

Gamora and Nebula do have a conversation in flashback that's not entirely about Thanos himself, but the location of the Soul Stone and whether Gamora found it. Might be enough to squeak by? Not really, since the subtext is that Gamora's not telling Thanos. The conversation is absolutely about a man.

But there's also a bit of conversation between Gamora and her mom in a different flashback, concerning not any specific *person* (there's no indication that either of them even know who Thanos is), but rather their own safety during the invasion. Gamora's mother tells her daughter to "stay close to me," etc.

(Yes, the invasion is of Thanos's making, but does talking about a cake mean that you're talking about the baker?)

What clinches it is that Gamora called her "Mother," which in this context is not a descriptive but a child's *name* for her parent, like "Mum" or "Mommy." The Bechdel Test does not mandate the use of a birth name, so this brief moment allows the film to pass the test.

Really though, the fact that we even have to pick the film apart at such a minute level should really tell you something here.
Message posted on 2018-05-01 15:23:49

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