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]] Rushmore (1998) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Tracey on 2009-07-31 17:31:16.



Tracey said:
There are exactly 2 female characters in this film. And I think they get introduced to each other at the end, but they never really talk.
Message posted on 2009-07-31 17:31:16
Kid_Rondeau said:
I understand the comment sadly seems to be a theme in Anderson's films...but they talk to each other.
"Hello Miss Cross!"
"It's nice to meet you, Margaret."

Very basic, hardly substantive, but it technically passes in my opinion.
Message posted on 2012-05-20 01:37:49
Kid_Rondeau said:
Also, there are three women in the film, if you count Mrs. Blume. And why wouldn't you?
Message posted on 2012-05-20 01:38:55
Jeanette King said:
I agree with Kid_Rondeau. There are 3 named women in the film and Margaret and Miss Cross exchange the two line conversation as reported above in the closing scenes of the movie, so it passes all three elements of the test.
Message posted on 2014-04-11 21:15:29
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 1/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2014-04-12 13:21:06
Guy said:
I think this film a) technically passes the test, b) conceptually fails the test (it passes so tenuously that it’s pretty absurd to attribute as much), but c) thematically passes the test, in spirit, if one accounts for the messages and purpose of the film.
Message posted on 2022-05-14 04:30:27

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