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]] The Abyss (1989) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by TheCrow1990 on 2010-08-18 07:48:09.



TheCrow1990 said:
Lindsey and 'One Night' talk to each other, although briefly.
Message posted on 2010-08-18 07:48:09
o disagreed with the rating and said:
I'm not sure it's a 'conversation'. Doesn't One Night simply say:

"Oh hi Lindsay".

And thats it!
They actually don't talk to eachother ABOUT anything - fails test 3, and maybe 2 if you're feeling picky.
Message posted on 2010-12-31 14:23:41
Robin said:
It's a conversation, albeit very brief. Lindsay says "Hey, One-Night, it's Lindsay!" and One-Night replies "Oh, hi Lindsay." (And then mimes throwing up...)

They have another two-sentence "conversation" when they're heading out to the submarine in their submersibles and trade status reports with each other. And another exchange at the sub, but that's about the divers (who are all men) so that fails #3.

And there are several other places where they direct remarks to each other during general discussions amongst a group of people, but I'm not entirely sure there's a real conversation between them anywhere in the movie.
Message posted on 2012-06-30 02:49:02

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