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]] High Noon (1952) [imdb]

This movie passed 2 of 3 tests. It was entered by Cygnifier on 2011-09-23 17:27:40.



Cygnifier said:
There are 3 named women: Amy Fowler Kane, Helen Ramirez, and Mildred Fuller. Amy and Helen do have a conversation, upstairs in Helen's room at the hotel, but it is about a man: Will Kane.
Message posted on 2011-09-23 17:27:41
Emily disagreed with the rating and said:
Though Amy and Helen do mostly talk about Kane, there are a few moments when their conversation diverges from him, if only for a few seconds., for example when Helens mentions how hard it is to be a Mexican woman there and Amy says she understands.
Message posted on 2014-11-28 04:03:25
Tom disagreed with the rating and said:
I agree with Emily; their conversation is as much about being a woman and about being culturally "other" as anything. This is a feminist western that won four Academy Awards in 1952!
Message posted on 2019-06-19 03:36:13
Tony disagreed with the rating and said:
Helen and Amy initially meet and start to discuss Kane, but then start talking about their lives. Helen about her experience of being a Mexican woman in the USA and Amy regarding her Quaker beliefs around guns. Although this conversation may be short it does occur. Therefore, I believe this film does pass the test and the current rating is incorrect.
Message posted on 2020-05-06 04:29:21

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