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]] Bambi (1942) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by Renee on 2010-07-09 04:37:10.



Estrella disagreed with the rating and said:
Wasn't there a scene when Filene (the girl who eventually ends up being Bambi's love interest...not sure how it's spelled) says to Bambi's mother "Kinda bashful isn't he, Momma?" which might or might not count as two females talking. I wasn't sure if this would count because Bambi's mother doesn't answer her.
Message posted on 2010-07-09 12:46:02
Renee said:
Bambi's mother doesn't have a name, either. I think both mothers have a name if you read the books, though.
Message posted on 2010-07-20 08:17:56
mutstar disagreed with the rating and said:
While Bambi's mother doesn't technically have a name, she's a far more important character than anyone besides Bambi himself.

The spirit of the rule says that she'd count. You'd forget Faline, Flower, The Great Prince of the Forest, and maybe even Thumper long before you'd forget Bambi's mom.

Just due to the point of view of the movie, "Mother" is her name. Faline's mother is "Aunt" Ena
Message posted on 2012-03-11 23:36:59
Amanda said:
Faline isn't talking to Bambi's mom anyway. She is talking to her own mom. Why would she say Momma to Bambi's mom? Her mom answers that he might not be bashful if she said hello. Either way "Momma" is not a name, so it doesn't matter.
Message posted on 2013-07-10 04:39:54
jlhl said:
...and in any case, "kinda bashful, isn't he" is certainly talking about a man.
Message posted on 2014-10-01 01:41:10
Dallas robinson said:
i just posted this under the lion king and toy story but it applies here to. when a child is talking to a parent 'mom' is how they address them. it is extremely rare that a child would ever call a parent by there actual name so in cases like these i really do think 'mom' is a name. also does the test just care about the gender or the age? bambi is pretty much a toddler at this point. if you fail the test just because the subject is male you actually cut out heaps of conversations woman can have about there own children and infants. that actually hurts the spirit of the test more than it helps.
Message posted on 2014-12-25 05:41:22

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