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

[[1]] Dr. No (1962) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by DJ Greg on 2013-09-27 12:56:34.



DJ Greg said:
There's plenty of named female characters (Sylvia Trench, Miss Moneypenny, Miss Taro, Honey Ryder, Sister Lily, Sister Rose), but they don't talk with each other. Actually, most of the time every woman Bond encounters in this movie is gone before the next one appears.
Message posted on 2013-09-27 12:56:34
Val disagreed with the rating and said:
Dr. No surely fails the spirit of the test, but Miss Lily (or was it Miss Rose), the nurse after contamination, talks to Honey Ryder about her room and her fresh clothes. It's incidental, and of no import, other than to make the audience feel how weird and scary the situation is. But I think it technically passes 3 out of 3. Don't watch it if you want strong female characters, but it's a 60's bond flick, not high drama.
Message posted on 2019-10-27 05:31:59
Taras disagreed with the rating and said:
Agree with Val above, this fails the spirit of the test but passes on a technicality. Although Honey Ryder is quite a strong character - she tells us she educated herself, survives independently, and murdered her rapist in a particularly agonising way.
Message posted on 2021-10-20 18:31:10
Emma said:
Honey Ryder did not respond to the nurse and therefore they didn't have a conversation so Dr. No failed the test.
Message posted on 2022-03-07 19:14:11

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