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 Wizard of Oz (1939) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Kathy on 2008-09-03 21:13:47.



Renee said:
I suppose this works. Glinda does tell Dorothy to click her heels together at the end of the movie, instead of doing so at the beginning.
Message posted on 2010-06-17 08:51:37
Wolf Lahti said:
Dorothy talks with Glinda a little at the beginning and the end, but Dorothy and the witch interact a fair amount - though the witch does most of the talking.

Then there's Miss Gulch, Aunt Em... Lots of examples.

As some LOL-blog said, "It's the ultimate chick flick: two women trying to kill each other over a pair of shoes!"
Message posted on 2010-08-10 00:25:05
Gloria said:
I look everywhere for great movies for my little girl. This one is brilliant. Dorothy is so strong and courageous, yet still a real girl. Absolutely agree with the rating.
Message posted on 2010-12-27 21:18:38
Cygnifier said:
We also have Glinda and the Wicked Witch of the West talking; Dorothy and the Wicked Witch; Dorothy and Aunt Em; Miss Gulch and Aunt Em.
Message posted on 2011-09-23 13:30:47
deliciouspear said:
Five named female characters who all have at least one exchange (most of them more) that is not about a man.

This passes with flying colours (and monkies!)
Message posted on 2012-02-19 08:11:20
Elaine said:
Dorothy talks to Aunt Em about Miss Gulch; Aunt Em tells Dorothy this isn't a good time because the incubator is broken. Even though Uncle Henry is standing right there, helping her count.
Message posted on 2016-11-20 20:55:48
TheEchoGirl said:
Also, while Uncle Henry is technically there, most of the conversation about Toto is between Dorothy, Aunt Em, and Ms. Gulch.
Message posted on 2018-10-16 07:02:18

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