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]] Psycho (1960) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Adriana on 2011-02-15 12:53:30.



chappers said:
You're wrong! There are seeral occasions when two women talk to each other: Marion Crane talks to her colleague in the office, her sister Lyla talks to the Sherrif's wife towards the end of the film.
Message posted on 2011-03-09 14:53:42
Timothy said:
Caroline and Marion talk about sedative pills and Marion's sister being away. And yes, also about a man. It It's a clear pass on test 2, and I think a marginal one on test 3.
Message posted on 2011-06-28 17:43:08
Rose said:
Caroline and Marion talk about Lyla. Whatever else happens, that's a pass.
Message posted on 2014-09-25 16:00:48
Alex said:
This is definitely a pass. As others mentioned, there are multiple conversations between women.
Message posted on 2014-10-18 03:38:59
Mariel said:
I agree with Timothy. It's at least 2 out of 3.
Message posted on 2017-03-20 02:05:36
mat said:
Moderator, this definitely needs changing to 3/3. Here's the bit (about 6 minutes in):

CAROLINE: You got a headache?

MARION CRANE: It'll pass. Headaches are like resolutions... you forget them soon as they stop hurting.

CAROLINE: You got some aspirin? I’ve got something.

Both names are mentioned during the film and not just in the credits.
Message posted on 2020-10-24 20:54:21
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 1/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2020-12-09 08:29:08

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