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]] Crash (2004) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by CROCODlLE on 2012-10-17 03:55:18.



I was actually surprised that this movie passed the test so quickly, since I felt the women weren't as heavily focused as the men, BUT, the test is very clear. Two women or more, talking to each other, not about a man.

At the beginning of the movie, Ria gets into an argument with Kim Lee, and they trade racial barbs at each other.
Message posted on 2012-10-17 03:55:20
SysterSara said:
And there are also two scenes where Jean talks to Maria about something besides a man. In the first one they talk about the dishes, and the second one Jean tells Maria that she is her best friend.
Message posted on 2014-05-24 08:08:13
Chiken said:
Not a stellar example of a passing score. No female-female relations are developed at all. Maria is treated exclusively as a servant who doesn't speak or have feelings.
Message posted on 2015-11-16 05:58:22
Elaine said:
An example of how a film can pass on a technicality. The woman-woman conversations are almost exclusively domestic, and, in fact, the entire film focuses on male's racially and ethnically multifaceted, but to a one, every female character largely functions in terms of her relation to the men -- up to and including viewing a sexual assault as primarily an act humiliation for the survivor's husband!
Message posted on 2019-02-26 17:35:18

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