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]] Hotel Transylvania (2012) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by DogBoy on 2012-10-14 23:42:04.



DogBoy said:
This movie has at more than two named women characters in it, but I don't think they ever talk to each other.
Message posted on 2012-10-14 23:42:05
Enna said:
Mavis has conversations with both Eunice (albeit rather one-sided and in a group) and Wanda.
Message posted on 2012-10-21 00:23:29
B. said:
Being that there are very few humans I guess female vampire (the second main character) and female werewolf count, right? When Mavis and the pregnant werewolf are going down the stairs before Jonhy stumbles onto Mavis on his broom, they are talking to each other about how it was with the humans in the village. Mavis is telling/lying about how "Human are boring, I don't know why I ever wanted to leave". She's talking about human kind, not a man in specifics, and she's talking to the other female character in question, so yes, there are two women speaking to each other not about a man on that movie.
Message posted on 2013-01-23 00:48:03
purplepeas said:
I agree with B. Actually, there was no inclination of a romance to anyone else but Dracula, Mavis and Johnny until near the end when they talk about the "zing".
Message posted on 2013-03-05 19:11:09
A. said:
I agree with B! Wanda and Mavis talk about humans on the stairs!
Message posted on 2013-03-07 19:05:52
anon said:
Whether it passed or failed this film still features disgusting treatment of women. Our 'main' female character only exists to pair up two unlikely men so she can be ceremonially passed from father to guy-she's-known-for-two-days who she now has to spend the rest of her life with because you only get one 'zing'. I kid you not.
Message posted on 2013-07-05 21:22:32
Snikette said:
Like the others say, B is right.
And ceremonially passed anon? Geez Louise, he was human and new to her, therefore interesting. How is that disgusting treatment of women? Mavis choose on her own, it wasn't forced. Why do people associate women having relationships with men as weak?
Message posted on 2013-07-06 10:39:23
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 1/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2013-07-07 08:13:04
Tibki said:
I agree with B., but Anon has a fair point as well. While the relationship between Johnny and Drac is explored in detail and is great, there should've been more Mavis/Johnny scenes, a larger amount of growth of that relationship, if it's going to have such a great part in the movie.
That being said. I ~dis~agree with what Anon thinks about the zing thing--Mavis is going with Johnny because she ~wants~ to, and this being in a rather obviously alternate universe, the concept of a true zing, "love at first sight" shouldn't be dismissed because hey, ~it's not our reality~ so this stuff can exist and be solid and true.
Message posted on 2014-08-02 11:28:44
Gemeos said:
Have to agree with Anon too. The overall film tells girls they are in this world to find a bf... they ain't sh*t if they don't! (or something along those lines).
Message posted on 2016-01-18 12:28:07
MommaStella disagreed with the rating and said:
The girl has just reached her adulthood and wants to travel the world, in particular, Hawaii. This is her stated goal which her father is dead set against. Her lawful right as an adult is thwarted by behind-her-back scheming. The human "love interest" is shoe-horned into the plot and serves no real purpose except to be the way in which the father succeeds in keeping her trapped (read: protected). It is only when dad realizes this that he stops fighting the boy's presence and "allows" her to travel with him as a companion.
This could mean that she is at least partially free, except:

the sequel opens with their immediate marriage and her final enslavement as a mother. It took her 118 years to grow up but she gets to be free for a matter of months? She never once got to be an adult woman before she was a wife and mother. Owned by the three males who love her the most. At any point did she ever even get to have a friend?

And what a let down that the child turned out to be a vampire after all the set of of inclusion and acceptance only to have the kid be straight after all. Oops, did I say straight? I meant vampire.
Message posted on 2016-05-03 19:28:24

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