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

[[1]] And Now for Something Completely Different (1971) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by Brian-M on 2010-12-10 12:33:06.



Brian-M said:
This Monty Python movie consists of a collection of short sketches, and can barely be said to have two named female characters in it. Very few of the female characters are named (how many depends on whether or not cartoons or women played by male actors count), but there are exactly two skits in this movie that contain a character played by an actual woman who is referred to by name.

There are only two credited female cast members (Carol Cleveland and Connie Booth). Additional female roles are played by male cast members.

Nowhere in this movie does any female character (whether named or unnamed, or played by male or female cast member) talk to another on-screen.

There is one animated scene where two old women (voiced by male cast members) speak a few sentences, but this is done off-screen, only one of the old women is referred to by name, and neither of them are actually seen.
Message posted on 2010-12-10 12:33:07

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