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]] 17 Again (2009) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Mireille on 2009-04-24 03:43:06.

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Mireille said:
At the beginning a (named) woman gets a promotion, and she talks about it with her female friends.
Message posted on 2009-04-24 03:43:06
Becky disagreed with the rating and said:
The woman is portrayed as silly and immature and undeserving of the promotion. Then they run into an elevator and talk about shopping.
Message posted on 2009-08-31 23:38:50
Mireille said:
Well, like the main page says, "Please keep in mind that a movie scoring a [Smiley] does not mean it is at all "good" or feminist friendly, just that it passes all tests". So I think it does work.

I'm not sure she's portrayed as undeserving either, on the contrary, the boss says she's better than the main character, even though he has been there for years.
Message posted on 2009-09-02 15:16:44
ashley disagreed with the rating and said:
One woman is named, but her friends are not. While it may technically pass, I think this rule should be understood as "two named women."
Message posted on 2010-02-25 02:49:52
Megan said:
What about Scarlet? Her girlfriend Naiomi talks with her about the divorce. Does that count as being about a man?
Message posted on 2010-05-14 02:20:16
Fiendish said:
Becky: You can't disagree with the rating due merely to its lack of perceived feminist values. A film can be ragingly misogynist and still pass the Bechdel Test. The point is not feminism: it is the marginalisation of *any* representation of women in film. This may seem closely tied to feminism, but the test is what it is for a reason.
Message posted on 2010-05-26 12:28:20
Lina disagreed with the rating and said:
I agree with ashley, who said: "One woman is named, but her friends are not. While it may technically pass, I think this rule should be understood as "two named women.""
It doesn't pass the test because the her girlfriends doesn't have names.
Message posted on 2011-01-02 11:18:28
Mash disagreed with the rating and said:
The women who gets promoted shouldn't count because the other women are not named, and talking about the divorce is technically talking about a man.
Message posted on 2012-07-28 06:12:28

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