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]] Barbie: The Pearl Princess (2014) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Nellie on 2014-02-22 22:18:20.



Nellie said:
Many named female characters: Lumina, Aunt Scylla, Kuda, Queen Lorelei, Cora and Sandrine. They all talk to each other about a variety of topics including going to the palace, Lumina's magic, Lumina's job as a hairdresser, etc.
Message posted on 2014-02-22 22:18:20
Sean disagreed with the rating and said:
I haven't seen the movie, but I wonder whether it has been screened using the bechdel test properly. For such a test to be viable, it needs to be screened from both a male AND female perspective.
Message posted on 2014-10-07 12:20:12
Nellie said:
I don't really understan what you mean. The site's rules are about female characters. This movie passes those guidelines. FWIW it does pass the reverse test (are you saying that if it did pass the reverse test it fails?). I'm still not sure why it's not "properly screened."
Message posted on 2014-10-22 01:57:59
Gracie Lou said:
Looks like Sean did not realise that the Bechdel test is only about women (I can already hear "but what about the men!"). And that we need it because, guess what?, the movie industry has been and continues to be a patriarchal institution. Thanks for submitting the film, Nellie.
Message posted on 2015-01-08 01:55:29
MJ said:
So... Is Barbie a good role model for a feminist? Or is this just because she's a girl, they're all girls so f*uck men?
For actual equality I agree that it should be screened from both gender's perspectives
...but whatever, you gals rulz*
Message posted on 2015-02-01 01:50:32
Jesse said:
To the guys posting here, the Bechdel Test isn't about whether a movie is feminist, or whether the test is done from the male perspective (whatever that means).

It's simple. Does the move A) have two named female characters who B) talk to each other about C) someone other than a man. It's pretty simple. =)
Message posted on 2015-03-04 16:03:55
LizzyTish said:
In response to MJ. Yes, Barbie and her movies are absolutely role model material for girls. The girls have goals, dreams and higher aspirations. They put hard word and friendship first and don't compromise goals and values to get the guys. In fact, the men are secondary characters, which is the point of the Beachdel test. If it were a guy movie, you'd compare it to Oceans 11.
Message posted on 2015-10-31 19:47:26

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