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]] Das Boot (1981) [imdb]

This movie passed 0 of 3 tests. It was entered by Khan on 2011-03-27 02:59:06.



Khan said:
WWII movie about life aboard an all-male German U-Boat submarine.
Message posted on 2011-03-27 02:59:07
Kapitšn said:
There were a couple of women in the bar at the beginning (the singer, the bartender), but I don't think they were ever named, and they had almost no dialogue, and none with each other.
Message posted on 2014-04-07 16:32:23
Griffin said:
This is exactly why the Bechdel test can't be seen as relevant every time without looking at the context. A film set on a German U-boat would contain any women. Like most militaries of the time the Kriegsmarine didn't allow women to serve as anything but nurses, and why would there be any nurses in this film.
Message posted on 2014-07-09 19:44:09
Yeh disagreed with the rating and said:
Also it's based on the memoirs of the Navy Journalist (who's the main character in the film)
Message posted on 2015-12-03 19:21:33

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