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]] Ballet Shoes (2007) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Pargoletta on 2012-10-20 19:08:00.

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Pargoletta said:
Though it's not nearly as outright feminist as the (1936!) book upon which it was based, the characters in Ballet Shoes do live in an intensely female-dominated world, not really seeming to miss the presence of men in their lives (although they are certainly happy to have a few around).
Message posted on 2012-10-20 19:08:01
Clarinda said:
Examples:
1- Nana and Sylvia talk about the child's past.
2- Pauline complains to Nana of having to walk to school.
3- Pauline, Petrova and Posy talk about calculus and mathematical operations.
4- Sylvia and Nana talk about lack of funds and what to do about it.
5- Several women encourage Pauline, Petrova and Posy Fossil to do something for her country so that the family surname will survive in history books.
6- Dr Smith wants to retire but offers to educate the girls first.
7- Sylvia and Nana talk about the change and the need for whole outfits.
8- The Three sisters talk about their futures, the casting calls...
9- Madame Fidolia discusses with Posy how she's going to tutor and mentor her in the future.
10- Garnie has to finally accept that she and her family are poor and say it aloud.
11- Winifred shouts that Pauline has no talent, she's just pretty; and she gives her reasons.
12- Miss Jay distributes the roles for the musical Alice in wonderland, with sad and happy comments from the young actresses.
Message posted on 2013-11-13 22:53:59

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