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]] The Piano (1993) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Jennifer Milligan on 2011-04-23 19:13:59.



Jennifer Milligan said:
While Holly Hunter's character does not talk she does have a close relationship with her daughter and uses sign language with her
Message posted on 2011-04-23 19:13:59
martin disagreed with the rating and said:
I think sign languege deffintly counts as talking, as long as it's clear what the conversation is about.
Message posted on 2011-07-12 08:43:35
klyonrad said:
And what are they talking about most of the time? About men. I wouldn't count Flora translating the sign-language as them talking to each other ;-)
Message posted on 2012-07-12 12:39:30
Tania said:
The rating is ok but limited, in this movie it does not matters the dialogues between the characters, first because she can't talk, second because it's a deep emotional an passion driven story, what it counts in here is the actions full of meaning between the characters, with a lot of respect to being a man or a woman, they are just humans living an intense experience of life.
Message posted on 2015-05-17 14:52:50

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