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]] 21 Jump Street (2012) [imdb]

This movie passed 2 of 3 tests. It was entered by gregsaw on 2012-06-26 03:39:29.



gregsaw said:
Schmidt's Mom and their neighbor (Annie Schmidt and Phyllis) have a brief exchange about Schmidt returning to his parents' house for his undercover assignment.
Message posted on 2012-06-26 03:39:29
joseg said:
As the exchange was about Schmidt, who is a man, this does not pass test 3. I do not believe it passes test 2 either as they did not have any kind of a real conversation. Phyllis asks where he is and the mother responds that he's upstairs and shuts the door. 1/3 on the Bechdel.
Message posted on 2012-06-28 22:06:37
Squall said:
Joseg, it doesn't say they have to have a conversation. They just need to talk to each other. Which they DO. this is not opinion. This is fact. It passes 2.
Message posted on 2012-07-03 10:38:00
Thomas said:
Clearly the named example is of them talking about a man. How does this possibly get listed as passing all three tests?
Message posted on 2012-07-16 10:47:55
Doug said:
Obviously doesn't pass the test as they are talking about a man.
Message posted on 2012-07-18 18:06:39
Rob said:
"a brief exchange about Schmidt" -- 2/3
Message posted on 2012-08-04 20:37:21
Vtsonos said:
Message posted on 2012-09-25 16:54:38
Bynz said:
Passed 2/3 by a mere technicality!

We should follow Feminist Frequency's Anita Sarkeesian's addendum: the communication between the two named women must last longer than 60 seconds.
Message posted on 2012-11-02 06:33:37
Amanda said:
This movie doesn't pass the test....... Gregsaw, you are saying the mother and the neighbour have a conversation but it is about Schmidt, the mothers son. In my opinion in order to pass this test, the movie must pass all 3 questions!
Message posted on 2012-11-28 03:54:41
Clay said:
I have seen the movie. It gets a 2/3. The rating is wrong. It's been 7 months since the wrong rating was posted. Why can't we fix this?!? It's bad enough to feel that we need to build a new site to get these things right.
Message posted on 2013-01-23 15:34:48
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 3/3 to 2/3.
Message posted on 2013-01-25 10:55:40
Meg disagreed with the rating and said:
This actually passes the test. Mercedes (the dealer) and Maya (captain's daughter) have a brief conversation when Mercedes is kidnapping the captain. The conversation is about Maya wearing Mercedes's bathing suit and a joke about how it was rude not to ask.

Minimal, but it passes the test. (I started watching for it when I realized how pathetically few women were in the film.)
Message posted on 2014-06-18 01:15:43
Vikram S said:
I was forced to watch the movie. Agree that it passes 2 of 3 going by mere technicality, but practically there is no meaningful portrayal of women at all in the entire movie. Very pathetic. Overall result: it fails the test anyway.
Message posted on 2014-08-10 20:21:51
Jed Hartman said:
Meg: I think you're referring to the sequel, _22 Jump Street_. I don't think the scene you're referring to happens in _21 Jump Street_.
Message posted on 2018-03-18 08:23:21

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