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]] Barbarian (2022) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Nat on 2022-10-15 13:09:36.



Nat said:
One only one named female character
Message posted on 2022-10-15 13:09:36
rob cave said:
This test passes the Bechdel test. There are two female characters who have names and a conversation about something other than men. Tess meets Catherine for an informal interview at a coffee shop. While we don’t hear their work-related conversation, we do hear them discuss Tess’s Air bnb and the part of town she is in.
Message posted on 2022-12-04 16:38:02
Almério said:
Tess talks to Catherine about where she's staying in Detroit.
Message posted on 2022-12-04 17:37:26
Anom said:
I remember the main character having a conversation during her job interview with another women. They talked about the job and her qualifications as well as what part of town she is staying in. Am I wrong? Both are named too.
Message posted on 2022-12-05 05:35:02
armin nikkhah shirazi said:
I don't think this is correct. There is a job interview scene between two named women, Tess and Catherine, and the subject is her job and the airbnb she stays at.
Message posted on 2022-12-05 15:59:06
Wes said:
Tess and The Mother have a caveman-like conversation. Very brief, but still happened.
Message posted on 2022-12-07 15:47:41
Brian said:
After loving the movie and it's social commentary on destructive and oppressive patriarchal constructs, I was shocked when I saw it did not pass the test, however after a re-watch the main character Tess has a job interview with the named female documentarian Catherine James. Tess goes to the interview and afterwards they have a chat about the neighborhood that Tess is staying in, how unsafe it is, and how unbelievable it is that there would be an Air B&B there. It's a short conversation, no more than a minute long, however the movie goes out of it's way to name Catherine and the conversation places further emphasis on the dangerous situation Tess has found herself in. Not 100% sure if this passes the test by everyone's standards, but it's worth another look, especially given the movies feminist themes.
Message posted on 2022-12-09 20:28:58
Nicole said:
The director Tess interviews with in the beginning of the film is named Bonnie Zane, (Tess mentions her to Keith in an earlier scene). They discuss the neighborhood she is staying in as being unsafe
Message posted on 2022-12-16 06:20:32
Brian said:
Tess has a job interview with Bonnie where they discuss filmmaking and Bonnie warns Tess about staying in the Brightmoor neighborhood of Detroit.
Message posted on 2022-12-21 18:37:00
RJ said:
Tess and Catherine James have an interview and conversation about where Tess is staying.

The final scene of The Mother and Tess could be understood as a conversation as well. It was limited vocabulary, but an exchange intentions were had.
Message posted on 2022-12-25 22:20:43
Kelly said:
The female protagonist has an interview with a female documentarian about the contents of the job, the area, and work experience. 3/3 pass.
Message posted on 2022-12-29 04:18:07
JCub said:
This rating seems questionable. 25 minutes into the movie, Tess meets with Catherine for a job interview and afterward they have a conversation about Tess's living situation while she is in town.
Message posted on 2023-01-01 21:04:01
JCub said:
This rating seems questionable. 25 minutes into the movie, Tess meets with Catherine for a job interview and afterward they have a conversation about Tess's living situation while she is in town.
Message posted on 2023-01-01 21:04:09
Rebecca said:
Tess has a job interview with Catherine James
Message posted on 2023-01-11 16:52:32
Luciana said:
It should pass, Tess has an interview with filmmaker Bonnie Zane, who warns her against staying in that part of town
Message posted on 2023-01-14 18:39:03
Helen said:
The main female character, Tess, has a conversation with another named female character, Catherine, about a job and where she is staying.
Message posted on 2023-01-14 21:57:48
Rebecca said:
This movie passes all tests. Tess has an interview with Catherine James, a documentary filmaker.
Message posted on 2023-01-16 22:48:59
C&C said:
Passes with a conversation between the protagonist Tess (Georgina Campbell) at the end of her interview with Catherine (Kate Nichols), where they briefly discuss the AirBNB in a bad neighborhood.

A quick moment, but definitely a 3 of 3.
Message posted on 2023-02-02 03:26:26
Nik said:
1.) Tess and the documentary director Catherine 2.) talk after the interview 3.) about where Tess is staying and Catherine tells her to be careful
Message posted on 2023-02-12 17:17:28
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 0/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2023-02-16 08:28:07

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