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

[[2]] Michael Clayton (2007) [imdb]

This movie passed 2 of 3 tests. It was entered by James on 2011-01-02 19:38:26.



James said:
Karen talks to her assistant about Michael Clayton. Anna talks to her sister about using the phone, but she is not named. I don't remember any other conversations properly involving two women speaking to each other.
Message posted on 2011-01-02 19:38:27
Scott disagreed with the rating and said:
Tilda Swinton's character, Karen, has an interview with a female reporter where she discusses only her career.
Message posted on 2011-02-07 21:14:32
neil said:
@Scott: It's completely scripted (the scene is interspersed with scenes of Karen rehearsing her answers in the mirror), so not really a conversation, and there is no mention of the interviewer's name.
Message posted on 2011-02-07 21:23:41
Calvin disagreed with the rating and said:
Neil - You could conceivably argue that the conversation she has while she gets ready for the interview is a conversation with her mirror self as she goes from human to executive.
Message posted on 2014-01-14 01:13:29

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