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]] The Crown and the Dragon (2013) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by trina B on 2013-08-04 06:04:22.



trina B said:
There are two very short conversations, in separate but sequential scenes, between named women that are about something other than a man. Each conversation is under a minute, but together they are longer than a minute. Though they are technically in separate scenes, the scenes are paired one after the other without any other dialogue interruption, so I'm inclined to include them as one conversation.

There is another lengthy conversation between the main character, Ellen Barethon, and a priestess. However, the priestess isn't named in the movie though named in the credits, and even if you count her as a named character, they make brief mention of men so I wouldn't count that conversation.
At best, 3/3. If you're feeling particular, 2/3.

Shame this movie doesn't have more to offer, especially since one of the two protagonists was female, and ESPECIALLY since the movie was directed and co-written by a woman.
On a separate note, beyond a scraping pass on the bechdel test and the female protagonist this film is NOT very feminist, despite initial appearances. Such a let-down.
Message posted on 2013-08-04 06:04:22

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