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]] Ocean's Eleven (2001) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by neil on 2008-07-20 00:00:00.



Tess said:
More than 2 women. Tess, obviously. Holly Marie Combs (as herself) referred to by name in the "Brad Pitt teaches celebs how to play poker" scene. Not counting named females, there are the 2 Parole Board members, I think a blackjack dealer, and other various women who have a line here or there.

1/3 I believe.
Message posted on 2011-01-20 22:49:21
Mireille said:
There's also a stripper, Charlaine? Who has speaking lines. So 1/3.
Message posted on 2011-03-14 01:19:28
pikeamus said:
Yeah, definitely more than one named woman. Disappointing that they didn't bother including a few women in the team. It would have been easy to do as well, there were a load of roles where a gender swap wouldn't have effected the verisimilitude of either the story or the con it involved.
Message posted on 2013-11-20 12:12:03
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 0/3 to 1/3.
Message posted on 2013-11-27 07:15:04
Freya disagreed with the rating and said:
I think it's a bit worrying that for this film to 'pass' the Bechdel test, one of the female characters was a stripper.

Also, to pass the test I'm fairly sure two named female characters need to talk to eachother about something other than a man, so I don't think this passes the test
Message posted on 2016-07-22 19:10:42

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