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]] Night of the Living Dead (1968) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by bengtdp on 2012-08-27 01:00:42.



bengtdp said:
There is a short conversation between two of the main female characters. This is far from a feminist movie though. The female characters are portrayed as weak and unable to do anything.
Message posted on 2012-08-27 01:00:49
Ashley said:
Literally every woman in this movie is portrayed as weak .. and a burden to their male companions' survival. It does pass the test though because most of the women barely speak, especially to one another. When they do it's small talk.
Message posted on 2012-12-09 04:24:12
JV disagreed with the rating and said:
Judy and Helen ask Barbara a couple of questions but Barbara never answers. I wouldn't call that a conversation. I'd give this movie a 1/3.
Message posted on 2014-10-19 01:16:58
mat said:
The rating is correct on a short exchange at about 52':
JUDY: I'll take good care of her Helen
HELEN: She's all I have.
JUDY: Why don't you go upstairs now?
HELEN: (nods)
Message posted on 2021-05-19 19:45:34

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