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]] Knocked Up (2007) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Anna on 2008-09-10 03:46:03.



Anna said:
I do not believe that Alison and her sister Debbie discuss anything except their relationships with Ben and Pete.
Message posted on 2008-09-10 03:46:03
Violet said:
I disagree - they discuss Alison's career, Debbie's fear of aging, and their general inabilty to trust other people. They also discuss children and pregnancy, which is not men, although it isn't really much of a departure.
Message posted on 2008-09-12 14:36:24
neil said:
I've updated the results to matching 3 of 3 (was 2 of 3).
Message posted on 2008-09-13 10:34:33
Katie disagreed with the rating and said:
This test is so flawed and overly simplistic. The women in this film are the embodiment of insecure, irrational, hormonal bitches, and the film screams that it is written by a man.

The insecurities discussed, such as aging and trust are directly related to the sisters distrust of her husband. So discussions on this subject ARE focused on men.

In no way should this film pass.
Message posted on 2011-05-30 18:56:48
Miguel said:
@Katie The front page quote:

"* Please keep in mind that a movie scoring a [:)] does not mean it is at all "good" or feminist friendly, just that it passes all tests."

so while it shouldn't pass a feminist test, it passes the bechdel test, which is only used to let people really see how much women interact with eachother in film.
Message posted on 2012-05-14 19:25:59

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