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

[[0]] TRON (1982) [imdb]

This movie passed 0 of 3 tests. It was entered by Michael on 2010-06-28 20:26:48.



Michael said:
Lora/Yori is the only female character in this film, so it clearly does not pass the Bechdel test.
Message posted on 2010-06-28 20:26:48
Polenth said:
Though played by the same actress, Lora and Yori are two separate characters. If it's based on female characters, rather than who plays them, it passes the first step.
Message posted on 2010-07-15 02:29:44
Brian-M disagreed with the rating and said:
Polenth is right. Dr. Lora Baines is Yori's programmer.

One is a flesh-and-blood woman, the other an anthropomorphic computer program. Not the same person at all.

Therefore this movie does have two named women in it, and so passes the first test.

(Mostly adding this comment in order to tick the "I disagree with the rating" box, because Polenth forgot to.)
Message posted on 2010-12-10 22:25:23
finnw said:
I think this movie fails.
Yori is not a woman. Arguably the programs Flynn meets are not anthropomorphic either, Flynn just visualises them that way because he recognises some of the traits of their programmers.
Message posted on 2011-09-20 14:52:57
ShawmK said:
Lora and Yori are definitely two separate characters, and Yori is definitely female.

At various points in the film, Tron communicates directly with Allen, and Flynn communicates with Ram. If they are shown to be separate characters, then we can safely assume that all the "programmes" are distinct from their real-world creators (within the logic of the film).

As far as gender is concerned, I think we can safely take the gender of the characters at face value. If we are going to assign gender to robots and androids (C-3PO, The Maria-bot in Metropolis etc) then we might as well do the same for the characters here.

The film still totally fails the Bechdel Test, so none of this actually changes anything, but it's still fun to think about!
Message posted on 2018-08-20 21:09:22

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