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 Accused (1988) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Synaesthetik on 2011-07-07 07:35:52.



Synaesthetik said:
I mean, hello! It's Jodi Foster's first Academy Award winner.

But it's dubious, because it's a gang-rape case. She talks to Kelly McGillis a great deal, but it's mostly about the men who committed the crime. It's been a long time since I saw the movie, so I honestly don't remember if there are any other things they talk about (although I'm sure there has to be SOMETHING else).
Message posted on 2011-07-07 07:35:52
ERCA said:
They also talk about why Kelly McGillis wouldn't let her stand trial the first time around, and how Jodie Foster's character is perceived by others. I'm not sure how much of a conversation that encompasses though?
Message posted on 2012-02-27 21:27:44
Ebony disagreed with the rating and said:
I disagree only on the grounds that it isn't dubious.

Foster makes many verbal attempts to get to know McGillis as a person beyond their lawyer-client relationship, including offering & later presenting McGillis' astrological chart.
Message posted on 2012-03-09 07:28:59

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