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]] Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Bryan on 2008-10-23 15:39:29.



Bryan said:
Aunt Abbey and Aunt Martha have extensive dialogue on poisoning men, but also about the children who come to the door (as a group) as well as a brief discussion about pie.
Message posted on 2008-10-23 15:39:29
Renee said:
Despite it's close shave with the Bechdel Test, I love this movie.
Message posted on 2010-06-17 08:53:41
Scott Biggs said:
I think there's a difference between talking about men (which the women clearly do), and talking about poisoning men. Poisoning (murder) is an action, something that can be done to any living thing regardless of its sex or (perceived) social status.
Message posted on 2011-01-20 07:44:40

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