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]] Baby Boom (1987) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Synaesthetik on 2011-07-13 06:27:41.



Synaesthetik said:
Although I personally consider all "women's work" (including childrearing and "domestic" jobs like cleaning) to be suspect, this movie is about a yuppie-turned-mommy left with the care of a (female) toddler. The protagonist spends a great deal of time talking to the baby, then forms a baby food company.
Message posted on 2011-07-13 06:27:41
Roland said:
I hadn't seen this movie in years so I watched it last night. I believe the movie does pass the Bechdel test, but I was disappointed in the uber-whiteness. It doesn't pass the racial Bechdel test at all. In fact, it's so uber-white, (like nobody in a single meeting of executives was a PoC?), that the disappointment overshadows the empowerment message. All we end up seeing is white privilege played out as it is in real life. Sad.
Message posted on 2014-06-26 05:00:53

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