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]] Silkwood (1983) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Kelly Garbato on 2009-08-10 16:29:42.



Kelly Garbato said:
*Spoiler warning*

The titular character, Karen Silkwood (Meryl Streep), works at the Kerr-McGee plutonium processing plant. She comes to suspect a cover-up of safety violations at the plant, and after trying to rally her coworkers together and enlist the help of the media, she becomes a target: she's contaminated with plutonium under suspicious circumstances and ultimately dies in a car wreck, possibly the victim of manslaughter or homicide. During the film she discusses the conspiracy with several female coworkers, including her roommate, Dolly (Cher). Based on a true story.
Message posted on 2009-08-10 16:29:42

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