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 Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Rodrigo Ortiz Vinholo on 2013-11-18 02:20:39.



Rodrigo Ortiz Vinholo said:
There are several named women who talk to each other about a variety of topics. Katniss, as the main character, talks to Primrose, Johanna, Effie, Wiress and others about the games, about strategy, about Panem, the Capitol, themselves and much more.
Message posted on 2013-11-18 02:20:39
littlemamaho said:
Katniss and her sister talk about how things are changing, about hope.

Katniss and Effie talk about how it isn't fair she has to go back in the games, although it's a group conversation.

Katniss also talks to Joanna about Nuts.
Message posted on 2013-11-24 19:40:48
Lee Chalmers said:
The second film in the Hunger Games series passes all three tests. There are multiple women with names, who have several conversations with each other, about many topics. In fact, it may be the case that conversations between men only are the minority.
Message posted on 2013-11-25 08:04:51
liliaeth said:
there's also a lovely scene between Katniss and Mags about teaching one another their skills, Mags may not be very understandable, but they still do speak with one another.
Message posted on 2013-12-08 19:42:29
Lindsay said:
I think it's worth mentioning that this movie also passes the reverse bechdel test. President Snow and Plutarch Heavensbee have several conversations about Panem and the Games, and Haymitch and Peeta speak to each other about things other than Katniss.
Message posted on 2013-12-29 05:03:22
Chris said:
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a rare example of a movie that passes the Bechdale and reverse-Bechdale tests at about the same rate. Although female characters don't speak to each other alone that frequently, male characters don't, either.

The proportion of male to female protagonists is roughly similar, and most conversations (with a few exceptions) are either between men and women or between members of a fairly good-sized group. You can find enough examples of women speaking to one another alone to match the requirements of the test, though. Since most of the conversations in the movie deal with surviving the eponymous Hunger Games or with the brewing revolution, the movie passes the test easily.
Message posted on 2014-03-23 18:31:22
Beth said:
Movie very clearly passes. There are multiple named characters including Katniss, Prim, Effie, Johanna, Mags, and Wiress (nicknamed Nuts) as well as Katniss' mother who is not named but still has an important role. Even though this is an action film and characters never have lengthy conversations with each other, this movie still passes without doubt.

1) When Katniss returns from hunting, her mom asks her how her "walk" was. Katniss begins to respond in confusion when Prim cuts in and says that they have company.

2) Katniss and Prim talk at the beginning of the movie about hope and how things are changing in their country.

3) Katniss and Effie have a conversation where Effie says how sorry she is about Katniss' suffering and Katniss thanks her. Two men, Peeta and Haymitch, are present, but they are not involved in the conversation.

4) Katniss admires Mags' ability to make fish hooks and tells her she'll teach her to hunt if she teaches her how to make them. Mags agrees. Mags is mute but she gestures with her hands and facial expressions so I think this counts as talking and having a conversation.

5) Johanna and Katniss talk about Wiress and how she won't stop rambling about nonsense. Later when Katniss is helping Wiress wash her hair, Wiress continues her mantra of "tick tock, tick tock..." and Katniss figures out what she's trying to say. Katniss then exclaims, "Wiress, you're a ingenious!"

6) Katniss and Johanna later have a conversation about Finnick (a guy) and his girlfriend Annie who went insane after her Games. Johanna concludes with "Love is weird" this conversation alone does not pass all 3 tests, but it passes the first 2.

7) Katniss and Johanna later walk through the jungle uncoiling a wire but they don't talk because they need to stay silent. When an enemy approaches, Johanna pins Katniss down and tells her to shut up. Katniss tries to respond but Johanna covers her mouth.

This movie is a very, very obvious pass in both the rules of the test and in the spirit of it.
Message posted on 2014-08-30 04:48:56

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