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

[[2]] Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) [imdb]

This movie passed 2 of 3 tests. It was entered by NuclearApologist on 2010-07-18 08:27:20.



NuclearApologist said:
There are five females in this film that are given names:

Holly Golightly
Mrs. Failenson (called 2E)
Mag Wildwood
Miss Beverly Hills (Singer in nightclub)

There are many females without names, most notably a librarian.

Holly talks to the librarian, but it's about Paul's book.

Holly talks to Mag Wildwood, but it's about Rusty Trawler.

There are no other instances of dialogue between any of the females in the movie.

Message posted on 2010-07-18 08:27:20
SysterSara said:
But then again, I don't think it passes the reversed Bechdel-test either, because I think the only instances when two men are talking to each other they are talking about Holly.
Message posted on 2014-05-04 19:49:31
Anna said:
It does pass the reverse bechdelt test because Paul and José are at Holly's party José talks about how he can't deal with the police because he's in the country illegally
Message posted on 2016-07-21 21:03:54

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