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]] Sabrina (1954) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Surya on 2011-05-14 17:02:52.



Surya said:
Hard to believe, but the titular heroine never interacts with another woman in this movie. Not only is she surronded by men - her father, David and Linus Larabee, and even her 'friend' at the cookery school - but between them they spend the entire movie manipulating and controlling her.

Message posted on 2011-05-14 17:02:52
Jessica said:
I don't disagree with the rating, but Sabrina does greets Margaret the cook for about 5 seconds, says hello to Charles, Earnest, and Jenny, then resumes talking to Margaret for another 10 seconds about her gift from Paris. It isn't enough to count, but it does show that she had relationship with women.
Message posted on 2013-01-21 05:55:38
Emil said:
In addition to what Jessica says, Sabrina talks to Maude Larabee (mother of Linus and David). Maude compliments Sabrina on her looks, asks about David, then asks Sabrina to come over and cook something for them. I would say that means that either the film passes the test, or if nothing else at least it counts as them talking about a man.
Message posted on 2013-12-06 20:59:00
silverfish said:
I think this should count as a pass. The conversations are short, but I think they are long enough to count, especially taken together.
Message posted on 2014-10-30 00:36:16
Angelsfeelings said:
The movie passes. Maude Larrabee, David Larrabee and Sabrina have a brief conversation and after introductions the conversation goes something like this:
David: Mother, this is miss Fairchild.
Maude: Sabrina?
Sabrina: Yes of course!
Maude: Yes, of course!
David: Of course Sabrina.
Sabrina: You didn't recognize me, did you? Have I changed? Have I really changed.
Maude: You certainly have. You look lovely, Sabrina.
David: Doesn't she though.
The conversation turns to David and how they met for a bit and then before the ladies separate Maude asks Sabrina to come some time and cook for them (since she studied at cooking school) which Sabrina agrees to.
While David is part of the conversation it is clear that Sabrina is asking Maude if she's really changed and Maude answers her.
The interactions about the cooking also passes.
Message posted on 2018-11-25 00:16:37
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 1/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2018-12-13 19:50:12

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