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]] 84 Charing Cross Road (1987) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by AM on 2011-01-12 09:37:35.



AM said:
Much of the movie is American Helene and Briton Frank communicating by letter. Helene also communicates by letter with Frank's wife, Nora (about him), and with secretaries in Frank's bookstore (about Frank but also other things, such as food and children). Helene never meets any of these people, however.

Helene does talk with a female friend in person about Frank and about how she (I can't remember her name but am sure she has one) is going to Europe.

Helene also talks in person with Kay and Kay's British boyfriend, Brian, about life in England, specifically the monetary system and post-war food rationing. I am not sure if Helene and Kay ever speak to each other without Brian present.
Message posted on 2011-01-12 09:37:35

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