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

[[1]] Total Recall (2012) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by JAL on 2012-09-19 01:21:22.



JAL said:
The two named female characters in this movie have a couple of scenes together, however the most contact they have with each other is a fist fight. During one such scene, one calls the other a bitch (to which there is no verbal response), hardly qualifying as talking to each other.
Message posted on 2012-09-19 01:21:22
patty disagreed with the rating and said:
I was planning to add this movie if I didn't see it listed. There were two women playing strong characters. They were on opposing sides, but they interacted throughout the movie and, being so strong, virtually carried the leading roles.
Message posted on 2013-01-02 06:08:44
Pierfrancesco said:
The point is the test, not the actual relevance of any character. And this movie failed it.
Message posted on 2013-01-22 06:54:14
AA said:
Bennie, Emilie, Ernie, Kristen, Melina. Definitely passes the first test.
Message posted on 2015-03-09 01:21:25
Kuato said:
The two female leads fight in a scene where Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) refuses to believe that his experience is a dream, or manufactured by 'Total Recall.'

Lori (Sharon Stone) tells
Melina (Rachel Ticotin) "fuck you" while they fight.

At the end of the fight, Quaid shoots Lori in the head and says "consider this a divorce."

The fight is about a man, Quaid, who just killed his only escape, and it's also about liberating Mars from the tyranny of Earth. Melina is a freedom fighter on the planet and her survival is paramount.

It still fails 2 of the 3.
Message posted on 2019-03-01 11:56:44

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