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]] Deus Ex Human Revolution (2011) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Obama on 2011-08-22 18:06:15.



Anonymous said:
To be fair, however, you're stuck inside the head of the male protagonist for the whole game, so it's difficult to observe any conversations without being directly involved in them.
Message posted on 2011-09-13 07:35:44
nzmccorm said:
It's kind of weird, because there are women who talk about things other than men, but they only do so over email. In most of these cases the women themselves don't actually appear in the game, so I think it's more of a "it happens, but it's really dubious".

That said, even though it was an awesome game it's really troubling that out of a fairly large field of antagonists only two are women and one is a mute and the other is a stereotypical dragon lady. Especially when there are women referenced in the emails (Beth DuClare, for instance) who are involved with the Illuminati but aren't horrible stereotypes.
Message posted on 2011-10-05 21:08:31
JCaBomb said:
Firstly, not a movie. Not even a game where you can watch cutscenes, you actively choose what to say and what happens.
Secondly, I'm sure you could find some pedestrians at least talking about other things
Message posted on 2011-10-17 07:59:15
Anonymous said:
In the beginning, when you're following Megan around the labs, she talks briefly with another female scientist about a trip to Washington D.C.
Message posted on 2011-10-21 03:15:57
Rob McD said:
The game features several scripted dialogues which you can hear if you approach NPCs on the streets. A decent percentage of these are between women and not about a man.
Message posted on 2011-10-28 13:18:41
Casval said:
In the beginning, Dr. Megan Reed speaks with another female scientist about their upcoming trip to Washington, D.C. I also witnessed NPC dialogue about the attack on Sarif Industries, the ethics of augmentation, dogs, computers, and religion among other things.
Message posted on 2012-01-12 23:31:29
MichaelD said:
In addition to what others have said I recall a conversation between to NPCs in the lobby about the after math of the attack and ones fear about working the front desk.
Message posted on 2012-02-27 23:25:17
Anonymous said:
As others have said, there's dialogue in the beginning where Megan Reed speaks with Nia Colvin about Washington D.C. So this should pass all three tests.
Message posted on 2012-02-28 02:57:53
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 1/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2012-06-17 09:11:07
Samuel said:
To be fair, Megan Reed was talking to Nia Colvin about their discovery and trip to Washington DC. Their discovery being the genes needed to fully integrate augmentations, specifically, Adam. So, technically, they are talking about a man, you just don't know it at that point in the game.
Message posted on 2013-07-12 19:40:19

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