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]] Hysteria (2011) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by plien on 2012-01-15 17:56:44.



plien said:
This is a hysterical comedy about the invention of the vibrator.
The leading lady Charlotte Dalrymple (played by Maggie Gyllenhaal) is an avid first wave feminist and social reformer.
I only saw this movie once in theater, but in my recollection:
Charlotte talks with (screams at) her sister Emily (Felicity Jones) who plays the part of the "good daughter",
gives money for the rent to Fanny & puts her in charge of the house when she's gone to the engagementparty of Emily & Mortimer (Hugh Dancy)
and she tries & gets a loan for the poorhouse by giving her earrings as security to her godparents & talks about this to her godmother at the party.
She also decks someone there, that's not parts of the Bechdel test, it's just pure awesomeness.

But i'm not suppose to spoil the movie; GO SEE THIS FILM!
Message posted on 2012-01-15 17:56:45
Rodrigo Ortiz Vinholo said:
Charlotte talks to her sister Emily and her friend Molly about several topics. She also speaks to Lady St. John-Smythe at the party and several times to minor characters, including her friend with the broken ankle (though her name escapes me now).
Message posted on 2012-11-10 21:53:15

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