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

[[0]] O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) [imdb]

This movie passed 0 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Starry Sky on 2012-07-29 21:25:22.



Starry Sky said:
The movie has only one named individual female character, Ulysses Everett McGill's ex-wife Penny though their daughters also have a notable speaking role. However, they aren't named individually. Instead they are referred to collectively as "The Wharvey Girls"; Wharvey being Penny's maiden name.
Message posted on 2012-07-29 21:25:23
Boston legal video said:
This rating is pretty much dead on. It's an okay show, but I don't know if I'd watch it twice.
Message posted on 2012-08-02 15:37:46
luminum disagreed with the rating and said:
The movie meets two of the three criteria of the test. There are three named female characters: Penny, and two of the daughters have names that are mentioned on-screen--Starla, the new baby, and Alvinelle, the six-year-old. Only Penny and Alvinelle talk, but they never talk to one another, just to Everette.

The correct score should be 1/3.
Message posted on 2012-08-02 16:41:51

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