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]] Hard Candy (2005) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by neil (webmaster) on 2009-08-03 23:14:22.



neil (webmaster) said:
In one scene Hayley and Judy talk about Jeff, babysitting and why she was on the roof.
Hayley also talks to Janelle about Jeff on the phone, but we hear only one side of the conversation.

All other conversation in the movie is between Hayley and Jeff.
Message posted on 2009-08-03 23:14:22
Kali disagreed with the rating and said:
Hayley also talks to her friend on the phone, making plans for after her "date". However, all three of these conversations are about Jeff.
Message posted on 2010-05-04 07:35:33
Christian said:
Yeah well but Hard Candy virtually only has two characters and it would definitely fail the reverse Bechdel test so I wouldn't count this as a real fail.
Message posted on 2011-07-28 11:47:49
maks disagreed with the rating and said:
So if all of the commenters agree that this movie fail point 3 (which sounds about right to me, though it's been a while since I last saw it) how come it's still listed as passing the test?
Message posted on 2012-10-24 02:48:44
Ruthless said:
While the conversation they have does include sections about a man, they do talk about babysitting, whether it rained, why Hayley was on the roof and buying girl scout cookies. Hayley is present at the house because of Jeff, but the conversation is not exclusively about him.
Message posted on 2013-05-03 13:21:42

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