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]] Jaws (1975) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by mixtapemontage on 2011-07-20 19:34:32.



John said:
There is an early scene of dialogue on the beach between Ellen Brody (Lorraine Gary) and local motel owner Mrs. Taft (Fritzi Jane Courtney) concerning when (if ever) Mrs. Brody will be considered an "islander."

It passes.
Message posted on 2014-04-23 16:55:30
Cole said:
Seconding John's disagreement.

Ellen Brody: I just want to know one thing - when do I get to become an islander?
Mrs. Taft: Ellen, never, never! You're not born here, you're not an islander, that's it.

Barely passes, but yes.
Message posted on 2014-10-20 04:29:01
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 1/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2014-10-21 20:51:12
Geoff Jones disagreed with the rating and said:
When is Mrs. Taft ever named in the film?

Great movie, regardless, but I'm not sure it passes.
Message posted on 2020-05-05 03:00:38
Felix Manning disagreed with the rating and said:
This is nowhere near a pass, Mrs Taft is not named. Mrs is not a name and Taft is her husband's name.
Message posted on 2022-01-11 01:13:22
Fathergod disagreed with the rating and said:
Mrs. Taft isn't named in the film and is even uncredited according to IMDb.
Message posted on 2023-01-19 13:51:25

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