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]] Cinderella (1950) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Renee on 2010-07-04 03:53:13.



Renee said:
Cinderella speaks with her Step-Mother, though the latter is actually scolding the former.

Drizella and Anastasia constantly bicker, unless they're listening in on Cinderella being reprimanded for something.
Message posted on 2010-07-04 03:53:13
Drew Olds said:
This is a clear example of the limitations of the test.

It passes with flying colors, (in fact, the men only talk about marriage and women)

Of course, the film is still fundamentally sexist- Cinderella is not allowed to be an active protagonist, even in the absence of anyone else to do so. The story is all things happening to her, she does almost nothing to further her goals.

At the end of the film, she is damselled and gets rescued by the male mice and dog.
Message posted on 2018-02-25 19:54:51

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