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]] On the Waterfront (1954) [imdb]

This movie passed 0 of 3 tests. It was entered by James on 2010-12-01 23:04:29.



James said:
There is only one significant female character - Edie. IMDb lists another (Mrs Collins), but I can't remember her doing anything at all.
Message posted on 2010-12-01 23:04:29
Filip said:
Mrs Collins is not named in the film (or in the credits), but she speaks to Edie when she runs after Terry.

I can't for my life understand how this still is so acclaimed (it's on imdb top 250 etc.) with gender stereotypes of that magnitude. Larry literary brakes in to Edie's apartment and forces himself on her.

It frightens me that so many people still are seemingly blind to what message portrayals like these send out.
Message posted on 2013-02-26 17:44:10

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