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]] Coyote Ugly (2000) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Renee on 2010-07-04 23:38:57.



Renee said:
It seems a men manages to slip into every conversation.
Message posted on 2010-07-04 23:38:57
Meghan said:
Seriously? No conversations that touch on things like the bar or how to be a bartender? No celebratory chat after ending a fight by singing on a bar? What about the first discussion between the bar owner and Jersey where they pretty much just talk about her job prospects? It's a low bar, so I'm pretty sure this one walks over it (but just barely).
Message posted on 2010-07-23 05:23:29
Andrew said:
The bar staff's conversations form the bulk of the movie, most of them only briefly mention Kevin or Mr. Sanford or vaguely alude to boyfriends, and are primarily about the employees and bartending. And considering the clientele is clearly both male and female, mentioning the customers in these conversations can't count.
Message posted on 2011-08-24 08:33:49
Ana said:
I can't totally disagree with the rating since they talk about men so often, however there is a lot of talk on how to bartend properly and frivolous non-male talk. That being said, the object is to get men to buy more drinks therefore spending more money so the underlying topic is usually men.
Message posted on 2011-08-24 14:48:46
zalidar said:
Lil: I'm married to that bar. Hell, I'd, uh, I'd sleep there, if I had the guts to walk around barefoot. But that's me, you know. I'm the original coyote. Just a small town gal trying to make it in the big bad city.
Violet: Small town gal?
Lil: Piedmont, North Dakota. You ever tell anyone that, I'll kill ya.

Dialog between 2 women having nothing to do with men
Message posted on 2013-04-18 06:01:34
Savanna said:
At 2 minutes and 16 seconds: Gloria, Violet's friend, tells the other girls to bring her on stage and when Violet disagrees, Gloria says, "Come on Vi! Hey,Violet, come on. Come up here."

At 10 minutes, Violet talks to a female receptionist about her tapes. They lady talks about copyright issues and continues to file her nails.

Then at 16 minutes and 19 seconds, Violet has a conversation with the lady that is in charge of open mic night. They lady says she can get her in in ten minutes and tells Violet to sign her name and get ready.

Then at about 18 minutes and 40 seconds, Zoe says "Those boots are kinda cute" when talking about the Playboy girl's boots. Then Rachel says, "Hey, check it out, ladies. We each made 300 bucks tonight...You sure you wanna be goin' off to law school?" Then they toast.

Then at about 21 minutes Violet goes to Coyote Ugly and talks to the owner about there being a job opening. Then the owner asks Violet about her scar and so on. Once Violet gets snappy with her, Lil says "you start Friday night. Be there at 11:00. That's when we get busy."

Then at 26:50, Cammie introduces herself. "I'm Cammie, The Russian Tease". Violet: "Violet, the Jersey Nun". Cammie: "That's Rachel, the New York bitch. We all play our little parts, only Rachel really is a bitch. And I really am a tease."

At 34 minutes and 39 seconds, Cammie says about alcohol: "I just spit the shot back into the beer bottle. They'll never know. You try it." Violet: "Cammie, I think I just feel in love with you." Cammie: "Oh, Violet! I'm not a lesbian. I've played in the minors, but never went pro." Violet: "That's not what I meant."

Then at 1 hour, 23 minutes, and 48 seconds Lil said "Is it okay if I eat here at the bar?" Violet: "Do you have a reservation?" Lil: "Uh, yea. It's under, um, cast-iron heartless bitch." Violet: "Could it be under stubborn and pigheaded?" Etc.

Then towards the end at 1 hour 28 minutes and 17 seconds Rachel starts out by saying, "The only reason why I cam down here tonight is to see her fall on her face." Lil: "Oh, take it easy, Rachel. It's supposed to be a nice night out." Receptionist:"Excuse me? Hi. Good evening ladies. Can I help you?" Lil, Cammie, and Rachel: "No".
Message posted on 2014-03-14 18:53:57
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 2/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2014-03-14 22:26:34

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