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]] Dune: Part Two (2024) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Haydn on 2024-02-29 03:37:39.



Haydn said:
In the narrative, several scenes feature conversations between two named female characters, predominantly centered around Paul, the male protagonist. A particularly significant exchange occurs at the end between Gaius Helen Mohiam and Lady Jessica, where they deliberate on aligning with the right 'side' to safeguard their power, emphasizing the importance of choosing the correct house. This interaction might be controversially considered a 'talk,' as it unfolds through telepathy—a Bene Gesserit capability—rather than traditional spoken words. Other dialogues among the women, such as those between Chani and Lady Jessica, Lady Margot and Gaius Helen Mohiam, and Princess Irulan and Gaius Helen Mohiam, also mainly concern Paul. There is a scene where two women talk something else about men(about Shai Hulud and the water of life), but it involves Lady Jessica and an unnamed Fremen woman.
Message posted on 2024-02-29 03:37:39
Nate disagreed with the rating and said:
The first example is about choosing the side of House Atreides, referring to herself and Paul, and the last example immediately transitions into talking about Paul drinking the water of life and allowing him to do so.
Message posted on 2024-03-13 07:34:43
Joe disagreed with the rating and said:
Enjoyed the film but as it's all about Paul every named female-female conversation is about him = fail
Message posted on 2024-04-03 20:48:53

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