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 Last Duel (2021) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Teopengy96 on 2021-10-20 02:30:29.



Teopengy96 said:
Scene 1 (barely): Marguerite de Carrouges and Nicole de Carrouges talk about “womenly duties” (i.e. carrying children). The conversation does not revolve around Marguerite’s husband, however this is heavily implied.

Scene 2 (baaarely): Marguerite and her friend Marie talk about buying a dress. However, Marie quickly mentions how her husband would be upset with her for buying the dress. If you cut out this part, I guess they have a sentence where they’re not talking about a man?

Scene 3: There is a brief scene between Marguerite and Marie where Marie is worried about Marguerite’s state of mind, and announces that she is pregnant. I don’t remember the whole conversation but I thiiink they don’t explicitly mention their husbands.

Scene 4: (the scene I am actually willing to give the movie a pass for): Marguerite and Nicole have a difficult conversation about r*pe. Although this indirectly implies the presence of men I found it to be a very intimate and female-centric conversation.

I am not 100% sure about this one but it seems to come so close, especially given the movie’s subject matter (you know if you’ve seen it).
Message posted on 2021-10-20 02:30:29

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