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

[[2]] Porky's (1982) [imdb]

This movie passed 2 of 3 tests. It was entered by Trisha Borowicz on 2013-03-22 13:24:14.



Trisha Borowicz said:
There are a few named female characters but any discussion they have is related to the male characters.
Message posted on 2013-03-22 13:24:14
Dorian Deome disagreed with the rating and said:
Came here to check for one of my favorite films, Porky's. The Bechdel test doesn't specify length of time, merely subject. Here's a Youtube link to the scene in question, where Miss Halliwell and Beaula Balbreaker discuss each other, and Miss Halliwell's employment contract: It's not spam or gratuitous.

For an extra goof, notice what happens to the guy who tries to interrupt and take control.
Message posted on 2015-06-06 04:05:08
Lawrie disagreed with the rating and said:
@Dorian Deome

As awful as this film might be, you've provided evidence of two named female characters having a a sixty-second conversation with each other about something besides a man. (The fact that they are actually just being horrible to each other is neither here nor there. They're talking about how much they dislike each other.)
Message posted on 2016-11-21 07:45:57
Billy disagreed with the rating and said:
It has to have at least two [named] women in it:

Lynn Honeywell & Beulah Balbricker.

Who talk to each other:
Beulah breaks interrupts Honeywell on the stairs and chastises her.

About something besides a man:
Honeywell mocks Balbricker, who responds by saying she will report Honeywell for moral turpitude.
Message posted on 2017-01-08 00:21:46
Brendan disagreed with the rating and said:
Why is still at 2 out of 3? It passes all three requirements of the test, as indicated above.
Message posted on 2018-01-28 09:33:00
Fathergod said:
Does it matter if Honeywell canoodling with a guy is what caused the potentially-Bechdel passing conversation?
Message posted on 2023-01-19 14:40:36

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