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]] Mirrors (2008) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by Trina B on 2014-02-26 13:46:56.



Trina B said:
There is one scene with two women interacting: it's the scene between the wife and the nanny, both of whom have names. they start the conversation by greeting each other, and then the wife asks where the children are, and the nanny mentions that they're upstairs with her estranged husband, the protagonist. This movie would, then, count for 2/3 at best, since the purpose of the exchange is to introduce the wife and to announce the husband's arrival at the home. but I gave it a rating of 1/3 because this entire interaction happens in under 10 seconds. Conversely, the named male characters have dialogues that are several minutes long, and take up a lot of screen time. Since the bechdel test measures the representation of interaction and dialogue between women in films, I think it wouldn't be keeping with the purpose of the test to count films that only pass on technicalities - that is, dialogues under 30 seconds.
Message posted on 2014-02-26 13:46:56

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