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]] Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972) [imdb]

This movie passed 2 of 3 tests. It was entered by Ian on 2011-09-12 03:50:31.



Ian said:
Flores and Inez have a short exchange that mentions Aguirre. The only other female in this film is a nameless Indian.
Message posted on 2011-09-12 03:50:32
griff disagreed with the rating and said:
The film is an allegory, in which the little scene Ian mentions plays a small but not-at-all insignificant role. Only in the most literal sense is Aguirre "a man." And it's pretty clear that "about a man" in the original DTWOF comic meant 'about romantic/erotic relationships with a man'. Aguirre is The Wrath Of God, or the insane ambitions of men. I don't think Bechdel would find women talking about that to be a bad thing, do you?
Message posted on 2014-06-07 02:01:24

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