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 French Dispatch (2021) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by CJ H on 2021-11-03 01:15:13.



CJ H said:
Most notably, Frances McDormand's character, Lucinda, talks to Lyna Khoudri's character, Juliette, about politics and how to stop pointless bickering with Chalamet's character. While this is in close relation to a man, the general message and point of the conversation serve as a broader commentary about arbitrary political debates between individuals on the same side.
Message posted on 2021-11-03 01:15:13
panda disagreed with the rating and said:
I disagree with the previous comment - the final point of Lucinda's (Frances McDormand's) character speaking to Juliette was to tell Juliette (Lyna Khoudri) to sleep with Zeffirelli (Timothee Chalamet).
Message posted on 2022-03-13 22:17:26
DH disagreed with the rating and said:
In this conversation, the political bickering is represented as repressed sexual tension, and the solution McDormand/Lucinda proposes is for the two of them to go make love. Which they do. So, hard for me to see how this conversation passes the test.
Message posted on 2022-04-01 21:28:10
CS disagreed with the rating and said:
I disagree that this film passes the test, especially this mentioned scene for the same reasons as the other dissenting posters.
Message posted on 2022-05-23 13:21:15
Catherine disagreed with the rating and said:
I'd like to add the the dissent: CJ H's evidence for the film passing the test specifically references a conversation about a man. Possibly this film could pass on a technicality with Tilda Swinton's character discussing the frescos with "Maw" - does it count that they are discussing the art, not the artist?
Message posted on 2022-07-16 05:20:22

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