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]] District 9 (2009) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by neil (webmaster) on 2009-08-17 20:20:18.



neil (webmaster) said:
There are several female characters, mainly interviewees in the "documentary" (first part of the movie), although there are also some named female characters. None of them talk to each other.
Message posted on 2009-08-17 20:20:18
Dan Frank disagreed with the rating and said:
Do transgendered people count as women for the purpose of the test? Because prawns supposedly have male and female sex organs, which makes Christopher Johnson and his friend, who dies, both transgendered. They have a conversation.
Message posted on 2010-06-13 08:44:26
Neil said:
@Dan Frank: having both male and female sex organs makes them hermaphrodites, not transgendered.
But the fact that your talking about "his" friend tells me that you at least see them as male, not female...
Message posted on 2010-06-13 15:28:54
Ian said:
The movie focusing entirely on one character, with almost all other characters ONLY talking to or about that character (who is male, but that might not even matter for purposes of this test) pretty much ensures this movie wouldn't pass.
Message posted on 2012-08-01 12:16:56

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