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]] His Girl Friday (1940) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by tara on 2012-02-09 03:26:41.



tara said:
Hildy speaks to 3 female characters:
1. In the first scene, on her way into Burns's office, she says hello to the advice-column writer who discusses her cat's kittens. Hildy's comment ("It was her own fault") is an ironic commentary on the kind of things men say about women. Technically "something besides a man", but, you know, also the exchange takes less than 30 seconds.

2. Hildy says to Molly "Let's get out of here" but their exchange is due to: 1. Molly's perception of the male writers' treatment of her 2. Hildy's perception that the situation between Molly and the male writers was escalating. So, not "something besides a man".

3. Hildy speaks to her fiance's mother but regarding the behavior of Burns, so not "something besides a man".
Message posted on 2012-02-09 03:26:43

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