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]] Dog Day Afternoon (1975) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Hilding on 2013-01-03 09:50:49.



Hilding said:
Just over an hour into the film, Sylvia asks for a cigarette and gets one from Maria:
Sylvia: Anybody's got a cigarette?
Maria: Yeah, I do. Sylvia, you don't smoke!
Sylvia: *Laughs*

It's not much, but it's there. There might be some other short exchange in words between the female hostages, but thats about it.

Well worth watching nonetheless: great script and outstanding acting. It also takes up (still) important issues in society regarding socioeconomic status, sexuality and law enforcement.
Message posted on 2013-01-03 09:50:49

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