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]] 42nd Street (1933) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Emil on 2013-07-12 09:28:30.



Emil said:
Ann and Lorraine have a short conversation right before the first audition, it's not exactly about a man although Lorraine makes a mock reference to "Sir Charles". Lorraine then talks to Peggy about her chances in the audition, about half of which is about whether she should tell Julian Marsh that she's new to Show business.
Message posted on 2013-07-12 09:28:31
Emil said:
Peggy and Ann then have a longer conversation towards the end of the film which is about Peggy's ability to perform i.e. not about men, although it ends with talk of a man and marriage.
Message posted on 2013-07-15 19:19:03

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