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 Great Gatsby (2013) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by nike on 2013-05-18 13:34:35.



nike said:
While the movie has several named female characters (Daisy, Jordan, Myrtle, to name the most important), they never talk to each other.
Message posted on 2013-05-18 13:34:35
luminum said:
And as reference, the female characters do speak to one another about things other than men in the novel.
Message posted on 2013-05-19 06:48:31
Liz said:
Daisy and Jordan are speaking to each other when they're introduced.
Message posted on 2013-05-20 06:21:10
luminum said:
The female characters do talk to one another. One is slight, but counts, and the others only slightly, and even then dubiously.

When Nick and Tom party at Myrtle's apartment, both Mrs. McKee and Mr. McKee are introduced when they come to the door. Mrs. McKee is the one who exchanges epithets with Myrtle. Myrtle says hi and giggles and Mrs. McKee calls her "Myrtle Turtle" excitedly.

Daisy talks to Jordan, basically telling her to come along with her in a few scenes, and Jordan complies.

In another scene, Daisy says "“What’ll we do with ourselves this afternoon? And the day after that, and the next thirty years?” as she's flipping out to the group and Jordan is the only one who responds and says "Oh, don't be so morbid!"
Message posted on 2013-05-20 06:22:00
nike said:
I must have missed that (sorry!), so I guess that constitutes a dubious pass.
Message posted on 2013-05-21 11:06:23
ella said:
Daisy talks to her daughter about going on a trip, although she does say that they are "Daddy's two favorite girls"
Message posted on 2013-06-10 23:50:05
Melissa said:
Daisy speaks to Jordan. She introduces Jordan to her cousin, Nick, then says to Jordan about her matchmaking plans for them, "I’ll sort of —oh— fling you together. You know — lock you up accidentally in linen closets and push you out to sea in a boats!"
Message posted on 2013-09-13 12:19:40
Nile said:
I saw a woman in a scene about 15 minutes into the movie who says something about how she hasn't seen a particular woman in a long time, said directly to that woman.
Although that was very brief, just a second or 3.
Message posted on 2013-09-25 21:13:52
lazydays said:
Jordan and Daisy are talking in the beginning, two women do talk about something other than a man
Message posted on 2013-11-25 15:39:58
neil (webmaster) said:
I've changed the rating from 1/3 to 3/3 (dubious).
Message posted on 2013-11-27 07:22:59

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