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]] Hamlet (1996) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by Alberich Nibelung on 2010-07-22 23:21:29.



Alasdair disagreed with the rating and said:
I'm pretty sure this film used the uncut text, in which case Gertrude addresses Ophelia in 3.I (and Ophelia briefly replies), and Gertrude an Ophelia do have a conversation about the healing properties of herbs in 4.IV. This latter conversation takes place after Ophelia has gone mad, of course, so it's debatable as to whether it counts...
Message posted on 2011-06-12 04:40:44
Cecilia disagreed with the rating and said:
I think this film still passes even if Ophelia has gone mad, because the mental state of the characters is not mentioned in the test. Ophelia and Gertrude are both named & significant, and this movie does use the uncut text, so they have a conversation about a thing that is not a man. it passes all of the tests.
Message posted on 2013-06-24 20:10:43

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