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

[[1]] Crush (2022) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Dani on 2022-10-25 15:13:04.



key disagreed with the rating and said:
I have watched the movie, and it does pass all three of the criteria please revisit
Message posted on 2022-11-30 14:55:31
Kathleen disagreed with the rating and said:
Two women definitely talk to each other about something other than a man;
Examples(these are all from my memory, I apologize for any inaccuracy):
- Any conversation between the principle and Aj or Paige
-The entire bathtub scene between Aj and Paige
-The entire scene between Aj helping Paige in track
-The scene when the track team is in a hotel and Paige passes Gabriela in hall way(I don't recall anyone mentioning a guy, could be wrong on that one though)
-I'm not sure if Paige's mom's name is mentioned but they have a conversation when Paige comes out to her mother
Message posted on 2022-12-01 20:23:24
Madeleine disagreed with the rating and said:
I'm almost positive this movie passes, especially considering its a wlw romance.

Scenes that I think confirm this:

Paige and her mom speak at the beginning about school and other things. The mom (Angie) isn't named yet but she is named later on in the movie.

Gabi, Paige, and AJ talk briefly about track when they are trying to figure out what event Paige can do.

At a party, AJ and Paige talk about the witchy girl that Paige was speaking to previously (don't recall if she is named). They then talk about track and how Paige needs to figure out who KingPun is.


I feel like this is enough to confirm that it passes.
Message posted on 2022-12-02 02:03:02
Lily disagreed with the rating and said:
I do think this movie passes the test. I mean, it´s about a lesbian teen who does not talk about men at all, because why should she? The movie is also full of other female characters, who all have names. They talk about sport a lot and also some unknown artist they are trying to find. Pretty sure that covers all points.
Message posted on 2022-12-30 21:33:26
Random_Girl disagreed with the rating and said:
Crush is literally a movie about gay girls, how could it not pass the test?
Message posted on 2023-01-03 22:35:06
Larissa disagreed with the rating and said:
Paige, AJ and Gabriela barely mention men in their dialogues. There are multiples times in which they interact with one another without mentioning men.
Message posted on 2023-01-15 15:52:16
mathy_girl disagreed with the rating and said:
There is no way this doesn't pass the Bechdel test? Like in what world does this fail? Half of the movie is AJ and Paige flirting, which only is about a man if you think this was made for the male gaze -- but that still doesn't change the application of the Bechdel test?
Message posted on 2023-05-16 18:14:50

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