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]] Fast and Furious 6 (2013) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by saviaj on 2013-06-01 05:14:23.



saviaj said:
There are 5 women (Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Gina Carano the MMA Fighter, Elsa Pataky plays the cop & Clara Pagent play the chick on the bad guys side - though she may not have 1 single line the other 4 do) in this movie and when they talk to each other, it's about heists, family and saving a baby from an assassin murderer, kicking ass
Message posted on 2013-06-01 05:14:23
rk said:
I don't think we saw the same movie - this movie barely passes the test, and only because Gina Carano and Michelle Rodriguez (Letty) "talk" to each other during their "catfight". The only other female conversations I can remember are (spoilers):

Carano is talked to (no lines for Carano) by Gisele how they can use their sexuality to get info from a man.

Mia tells Elena to leave and save Mia's (male) baby.

Elena and Letty talk about how wonderful Elena is to give up Toretto once Letty is found alive.

If I'm forgetting some other deep conversation, please correct me but this movie does not pass with flying colors.
Message posted on 2013-06-03 00:47:17
Laurel H. said:
I can't remember the lines, but Gisele and Riley (Carano) talk directly to each other about the mission during the first briefing. I remember this because I immediately turned to my friend, wide-eyed, and said, "Fast & Furious 6 passed the Bechdel test? This early in the movie?"
Message posted on 2013-06-06 17:32:08
Lian L. disagreed with the rating and said:
I JUST finished watching this movie. There are several characters in this film and NONE of them talk to each other. There are a handful of instances in which they address each other or look at each other. One is when Leddy (?) makes angry eyes at the blond lady on Team Evil. The other is when Gisele tells Gina Carano to come with her and go be sexy. Leddy and Gina Carano FIGHT each other but never exchange dialogue. As far as I can tell the only point where dialogue is EXCHANGED is when Mia and Thor's wife (sorry I am so bad at these names) are exchanging the baby and it goes something like this: "Go!" *Shakes head* "Go!" "no!"

So yeah.

Fun movie but probably the most frustrating Bechdel test I've ever sat through. There were sooo many instances in which female characters were in the same room with each other, next to each other, LOOKING at each other and yet somehow it never occurred to the script writers to have them TALK to each other. Instead is a glance there, a look here, and then a one way comment there.
Message posted on 2013-06-14 03:02:44
Lian L. disagreed with the rating and said:
Sorry I did overlook the last bit of dialogue in the final minutes. At the end Letty (2 t's not 2 d's, my b) talks with Elena, as in they actually exchange words. Unfortunately it's all about Dom and how great he is. On the plus side they're not tearing each others hair out. Elena was super cool about Letty coming back and just let Dom go. On the other hand, really? All these kick ass babes in this movie and this is the only real dialogue between them? ::sigh::
Message posted on 2013-06-14 03:44:20
Jeff said:
The good girl also says something to the evil turncoat girl on the plane, then shoots her out.

"Wrong team, bitch."
Message posted on 2013-07-15 07:57:30
Jennifer O disagreed with the rating and said:
This movie doesn't pass the test. The only real conversation between two female characters was at the tale end of the movie, and it was about Dom. No earlier conversations that pass the test.
Message posted on 2013-07-17 14:57:53
human vector disagreed with the rating and said:
@JenniferO Just watched it. You're right. Two females talk together only to adore Terreto.
Message posted on 2014-01-25 07:13:51
PeterThomas6 disagreed with the rating and said:
Finally got to see this film. Solid movie, but unfortunately doesn't pass the test.

Plenty of women, but the only time there is meaningful conversation, It's about Toretto, so no dice on this one.

Shame too, because there was potential for a lot of dialog. I found that now that I am watching movies with my eyes on this stuff, it's super awkward when you expect there to be dialog and there just isn't.
Message posted on 2014-02-25 20:40:35
Shelby said:
I would simply like to point out that although the women's conversations with each other might not be "deep and meaningful" the actual criteria only requires two women to "talk to each other." In that case, the movie would indeed pass.
Message posted on 2015-04-06 02:10:49
Nacho disagreed with the rating and said:
Really? does it pass the test? where? Letty and Elena at the end talk about how hot would it be to have a threesome (yes, with Dom). Mia talks to Elena about saving the baby who is a male boy with a penis. Letty say's to Riley "wrong team bitch" but she replies nothing due to her being busy dying.

All this kickass women being together and no real dialogs between them. I mean, maybe when the bad guys team were having doubts about letty, the blonde girl could have been the one who said Letty wasn't to be trusted, instead of Brock Lesnar, so she could reply something back. Maybe at the end Mia could say to Letty that she missed her, so she could reply something also. Or maybe Letty and Elena could talk about having a twosome (you know, instead of a threesome).
Message posted on 2015-11-10 02:47:42

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