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

[[2]] American History X (1998) [imdb]

This movie passed 2 of 3 tests. It was entered by mixtapemontage on 2011-07-18 07:16:21.



mixtapemontage said:
Davina and Stacey argue at the dinner table.
Message posted on 2011-07-18 07:16:21
AJ said:
The only two women in this movie were the mother (Doris)of the two son's and the oldest son's girlfriend (Stacey). The two women barely speak in the movie and are portrayed weak and need help from men.
Message posted on 2011-11-09 16:49:34
Marie said:
No, there's also Derek's sisters - one about college age and the other a toddler.

And while the female characters weren't fleshed out as much as the male characters, I wouldn't say that they are explicitly portrayed as "weak" or "needing protection." (Protection from what, exactly? At no point are any of the female characters in any kind of danger - unless you count pissing off Derek...)
Message posted on 2011-12-09 10:55:57
Matthieu disagreed with the rating and said:
Davina and Stacy have an argument in one of the iconic scenes of the movie. It's not about a man.
Message posted on 2012-09-14 14:26:47
Pilar said:
Davina and Stacy don't really have an argument since Derek gets involved before Davida can answer, so she basically yells at him. So there is no conversation between the two women.
Message posted on 2018-03-05 22:12:03

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