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 Witches of Eastwick (1987) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by PeteW on 2011-04-29 07:01:44.



PeteW said:
The Witches have most of the screen time and a lot of dialogue is between them, most but not all of it is about men, a man or lack thereof.
Message posted on 2011-04-29 07:01:44
James T. Kirk said:
What if there is only one male character in this film who only talks about women?

Would that be "discrimination" against men?

The criteria of the "Bechdel-Test" are only abstract ones which don't say much about the value of or the respect towards women.

It's simply "feminist". I ask myself how reflected people can take seriously such a test.

Message posted on 2013-01-11 17:41:18
Tungjii said:
oh go whine somewhere else about male discrimination, James T. Kirk. You can talk about it when you've had four millennia of being treated as the property of your closest male relative in almost every major world culture.

The Witches of Eastwick actually has an interesting exchange that kind of references the Bechdel Test:
Alexandra: "I don't think that men are the answer to everything."
Jane: "Then why do we always end up talking about them?"
Message posted on 2014-08-05 04:44:32

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