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]] The Fifth Element (1997) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by neil on 2008-07-19 00:00:00.



Korben Dallas disagreed with the rating and said:
The Diva Plavalaguna speaks telepathically (or something) to a woman who then speaks to Milla Jovovich about handing off the stones that WILL SAVE THE PLANET.
Message posted on 2010-05-29 04:51:55
jptxs said:
but the woman who speaks to Leeloo (Milla) does not have a name. that makes this dubious at best. there is also a momentary conversation between two of the "flight attendants", but neither of them have names and both are basically wearing bikinis made to look like uniforms. lastly there is the conversation between the ticket counter attendant, a female (appears to be human but who knows in this film), and the bald model, but neither of them have names and the model may actually be a make monster morphed into a female shape for a disguise.

i'd love to see this pass, but it likely does not.
Message posted on 2010-07-13 23:02:12
entwashian disagreed with the rating and said:
I would argue that the test doesn't account for things like telepathy or other modes of communication. Leeloo & the diva don't actually speak to each other, but it's obvious that they share a deeper connection, to the point that Leeloo even knows the moment when Plavalaguna dies.
Message posted on 2010-07-27 23:42:42
Veronica disagreed with the rating and said:
This movie pass or fail depending on how you define "talk". I'm inclined to let it pass.
Message posted on 2012-02-19 00:14:11
Isilzha said:
Leeloo and Plava Lagoona may have some sort of connection, spiritual or otherwise, but the are not shown to be having a conversation in the movie.
Message posted on 2012-10-17 12:17:20
trina B said:
Oh come on, y'all Telepathy doesn't count, unless viewers can hear their conversation. you might let it slide on a technical pass because a female boarding agent says to Lilu, "Miss?" and she says, "multi-pass" in response, but that's the only actual dialogue between females in the whole movie. I would fail it.
Message posted on 2013-06-02 15:13:48
Angelsfeelings said:
Neither the assistant to Diva, nor the ticket seller or any of the flight attendants have names so it definitely doesn't even pass the first part of the test
Message posted on 2017-10-26 12:17:20

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