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]] tick...tick..BOOM! (2021) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Liana on 2022-01-10 22:18:51.



Liana said:
Its most major female characters (Jon's girlfriend Susan, his friends Karessa and Carolyn, his agent Rosa) don't speak with each other. Karessa and Susan get a big duet, but it's sort of about Jon.

However, in the focus group scene, there are two minor female characters with nametags that say "Kim" and "Peggy". The focus group is led by an unnamed woman who comments on their contributions; the focus group is first about keywords related to America, then try to come up with a name for a product.

I think it's dubious because Jon and another male character are also involved in this conversation.
Message posted on 2022-01-10 22:18:51
Daniel said:
I would argue that the scene is about highlighting Jon's boredom in that kind of job, so it's all about him, really.
But yes, rules-as-writen could classify that scene as approved by the Bechdel Test.
Message posted on 2022-01-21 18:24:24

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