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]] Bikini Spring Break (2012) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Nellie on 2013-07-12 22:11:21.



Nellie said:
The main characters are all female (Whitney, Zoe, Alice, Michelle and Franny) and talk about things like going to nationals, their bus, and getting enough money to get to where they need to go (among other things).
Message posted on 2013-07-12 22:11:21
kristofer disagreed with the rating and said:
sure, they may pass the test but it's much more sexist than most films that doesn't pass the test!
Message posted on 2013-11-30 18:06:49
Nellie said:
Again, the test is THAT SIMPLE. The criteria is "2 or more [named] female characters talking to each other about something besides a man." This film does, unambiguously, pass the test. There are no other rules.

And yes, this film is not the best representation of women. However, that doesn't negate its pass nor does the pass negate the representation of women. BUT, just because a film fails the test, it doesn't negate the fact that the female characters may be well written either.
Message posted on 2014-01-02 02:21:57

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