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]] The Descent (2005) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Kelly Garbato on 2009-07-27 21:46:14.



Kelly Garbato said:
A group of six female friends go spelunking in the Appalachian Mountains, where they're terrorized by humanoid ("differently evolved," you might say), cave-dwelling, carnivorous creatures. The women's conversations run the gamut: men, sex, relationships, athletics, survival, etc.
Message posted on 2009-07-27 21:46:14
Gabriel said:
It is funny that although this movie passes the Bechdel test, it wouldn't pass if it was the opposite, that is, if it needed to have two named male characters that talk to each other about anything other than a woman. I don't think it even has named male characters, and if it does, they don't interact.
Message posted on 2013-05-29 12:20:05
Barry said:
This passes with flying colours. Refreshing to see an all female lead cast. Nice to see it breaking so many boundaries in terms of horror etc. This is a tough watch and very well acted.
Message posted on 2021-01-26 10:05:33

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