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]] No Strings Attached (2011) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Meghan on 2011-05-04 18:15:19.



Taylor Lamb said:
Wait, what about the scene when they all sit around discussing their periods?
Message posted on 2011-07-10 06:04:04
Anna said:
Although yes talking about periods is something other than talking about men, I hardly feel that this breaks any social stereotypes of female conversation. If anything I'm more disgusted to learn the film includes even more stereotype! Could the film makers really not think of any other topics covered by women other than men and their periods!
Message posted on 2011-09-13 22:05:14
me said:
The rule doesn't state that women cannot have stereotypical conversation, it states that they cannot be only talking about men. This movie may be sexist, but it does pass the test.
Message posted on 2011-10-11 12:59:50
Gen said:
It doesn't matter, Anna. Talking about periods is a conversation that doesn't include men, so the movie passes the test.
Message posted on 2011-10-12 00:35:50
Dejan said:
Isn't the fact that they are talking about their periods breaking the taboo (that women are not expected to speak about them)? Isn't that, in some sense, progressive?
Message posted on 2011-12-07 00:49:28
Anne said:
Dejan, I felt the same way while watching!
Message posted on 2012-03-03 17:38:17
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 2/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2012-06-17 11:12:34
a said:
Of course, there is a man present and even participating in the period pity party, the gay roommate.
Message posted on 2013-07-11 20:46:15

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