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 Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Alex on 2022-12-30 19:38:08.



Alex said:
0:06.57 - Olivia: “Hey, honey.”
0:06.58 - Addy: “Hi, Mom.”

This movie contains more than two named female characters, but in this early scene Olivia and Addy greet each other. They converse, not about a man, which technically passes the test. I couldn’t find a stronger conversation that wasn’t about a man unfortunately but I believe this short greeting is still enough to pass the letter of the Bechdel test (perhaps it still fails the spirit of the test though).

Message posted on 2022-12-30 19:38:08
Alex disagreed with the rating and said:
The scene between Mother Sister and Jade does start about a man, but then they have a conversation about hair that is not about a man from approximately 0:23.47 to 0:24.14. The lines of this conversation are:

Jade: “This might take a little bit of time, Mother Sister”.
Mother Sister: “I got nowhere to go. We haven’t had a good sit-down for a long while. Tender-headed runs in my family. Are you tender-headed?”
Jade: “Yeah, me, too.”
Mother Sister: “I don’t fool with it. That’s why only you can touch it. Ouch!”
Jade: “I’m sorry, Mother Sister. The comb got caught.”
Mother Sister: “Be gentle, child. Mother Sister’s an old woman.”
Jade: “Yes, Mother Sister”

Because this is a conversation between two named female characters, and is not about a man, it passes the test.
Message posted on 2023-03-27 17:11:16

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