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

[[0]] Rope (1948) [imdb]

This movie passed 0 of 3 tests. It was entered by Adriana on 2011-02-15 12:54:38.



Tom disagreed with the rating and said:
There are three named women in the movie, and I think they spoke to each other on a few occasions; Mrs Atwater discussing "that new thing at the Strand" with Janet, for example.
Message posted on 2012-05-16 10:06:45
Canna disagreed with the rating and said:
Yes, and there's a part when the maid warns Janet that the pate has a lot of calories in it. Not exactly a major plot point but I think it should get 2/3
Message posted on 2012-05-24 18:56:44
Phen disagreed with the rating and said:
You can see all three prominent female characters in the clip below. Janet, Mrs. Wilson, and Mrs. Atwater. I don't see how anyone who had actually seen the film could have failed it.
Message posted on 2013-11-11 04:07:30
Juanfraner disagreed with the rating and said:
Janet and Mrs. Atwater have a lon chat about movie stars and their zodiacal sings, but Ruper Cadell is present and ends entering to the conversation and mocking both women. So it is not really a oman-to-woman conversation, so IMO it doesn't count.

Also mrs. Wilson warns Janet aboutthe pate, but Janet doesn't talk back, that I recall. So not a conversation eiter.

It'll be a 1/3
Message posted on 2016-12-19 23:22:37
Drew Olds disagreed with the rating and said:
There are several named women who talk to one another about movies (not a man).

0/3 is indefensible. Mind, the characters don't have names in the credits, but they are named in the film (the credits feature each character's relationship to the murder victim).

It passes 3 for 3. The fact that this film is not very feminist and that the characters are not strong is irrelevant to the test.
Message posted on 2018-02-24 19:10:53
qwerty disagreed with the rating and said:
I also agree that the movie passes 3/3 due to the zodiac sign conversation. It's not a particularly stellar pass since they quickly switch to talking about men's signs but it's a pass nonetheless.

0/3 is just plain wrong when there's three named and important female characters.
Message posted on 2022-09-26 03:08:22

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