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

[[1]] Little Shop of Horrors (1986) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by bombazine on 2011-02-21 06:18:43.

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bombazine said:
The movie has a female lead (Aubrey) as well as female backup singers, who are named (Crystal, Ronette, and Chiffon). However, I'm unsure if they speak to each other, since the singers are more of narrators.
Message posted on 2011-02-21 06:18:43
Shanoah disagreed with the rating and said:
Right before the intro to the song "Somewhere That's Green", they hold a conversation with Audrey. Of course, it was entirely about the Dentist and Seymour, so the movie still probably wouldn't pass the third test...
Message posted on 2011-03-28 12:18:43
HItchwood said:
Technically speaking, Audrey II is also female (although not a 'woman') and Audrey discussing feeding Audrey II - albeit reluctantly.
Yeah... it's a bit of a stretch.
Message posted on 2013-12-09 21:56:15
Jillian disagreed with the rating and said:
Near the beginning, we get this exchange:

Mr. Mushnik: Hey you! Urchins! Shoo, shoo, shoo! Move, move, move! Go away! No loitering!
Ronette: Man, I wasn't loitering. Were you, Crystal?
Crystal: Not me, Ronette, were you, Chiffon?

The conversation is brief and it is provoked by a man, but two named female characters do speak to each other about something other than a man. I think it passes at least two tests.
Message posted on 2015-09-28 04:58:03
ShawmK said:
This film raises an interesting question.

The three girls (Crystal, Ronette and Chiffon) are always on screen together, and function as a Greek Chorus. When they sing, they do so in close harmony, a bit like a funky "Andrews Sisters". They may not "talk" to each other, but they do sing together throughout the film.

Can a close harmony vocal trio be counted as a "conversation" for the purposes of this test?

At least they don't just sing about men...
Message posted on 2018-07-12 22:08:30
AVX disagreed with the rating and said:
This Film passes the test twice with the 3 muses.

The first is when Rhonette turns to Crystal and says “Man, I wasn’t loitering. We’re you Crystal?” “Not Me Rhonette, we’re you Chiffon?”

The second happens later when the three girls are walking Audrey to her apartment, trying to convince Audrey to leave Oren for Seymour.
After Audrey closes the door, that conversation ends.
Rhonette then says to Crystal and Chiffon, “That poor child suffers from low self image”
Crystal replies, “You got a point”
Chiffon replies, “she got a problem”
An entire conversation by the 3 girls about Audrey’s self esteem, not about men....it absolutely passes.
Message posted on 2021-06-19 06:28:49

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