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

[[0]] They Live (1988) [imdb]

This movie passed 0 of 3 tests. It was entered by Kyle on 2010-07-23 17:37:29.



Kyle said:
The credits name a second female character, though I don't believe her name is actually given in the film. And she definitely never talks to the other female character.
Message posted on 2010-07-23 17:37:29
Nance disagreed with the rating and said:
The movie actually passes the test!

During the sunglasses scene, my favorite part of the movie, you can see females aliens under disguise talk to females humans, females aliens talk to other females aliens... Those are short conversation bits that the protagonist listen while walking, but it counts.
Message posted on 2014-02-21 01:18:46
mat said:
@Kyle: no, the credits only name Holly, whose surname also features in the dialogs (Thompson). Perhaps you are thinking of "Ingenue" but this is a borrowed French noun meaning a naive woman.
@Nance: they don't count because theyr are interactions between **unnamed** female characters.
Conclusion: correct rating, 0/3
Message posted on 2018-06-04 10:02:56

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