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]] Blue Jasmine (2013) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by 7384 on 2013-08-03 21:52:47.



7384 said:
Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) and Ginger (Sally Hawkins) have multiple conversations about something other than a man, mostly about Jasmine herself.
Message posted on 2013-08-03 21:52:47
Sammy said:
On top of that, this is a great movie and a big leap from some of Woody Allen's other male-oriented films.
Message posted on 2013-08-09 08:29:02
Daniela disagreed with the rating and said:
True, women speak about many things. But every decision they make (and have ever made) is based on a man. Desire or better need to be with him, because without the man they wouldn't be anything. It's an awfully chauvinistic movie.
Message posted on 2014-02-07 14:04:35
Nellie said:
The test only has criteria about the conversations (or at least just one) not be 100% about men. It states nothing about the motivations of the characters. A film may pass the conversation test, without being all about female empowerment or what have you.
Message posted on 2014-02-10 17:48:16
Angie said:
I agree that this movie should pass the test. Ginger and Jasmine indeed talk about things other than men. As for their motivations being solely based on men, well, that's just realistic, isn't it? A lot of women live their lives this way. Maybe this movie is good in pointing that out to women like that? Maybe it does women like this a service?
Message posted on 2014-06-24 07:40:27
jspy said:
Yes Jasmine is motivated by her desire to be with a man, but the film shows how destructive this has been to her life. Compare that to her sister who's motivations are based more on her own desires that just so happen to be related to her dating life. The movie deals a lot with relationships and shows how Jasmine's desire to simply find a rich man is actually her fatal flaw.
Message posted on 2015-03-19 19:40:45

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