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]] Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by A on 2014-03-18 01:23:12.



A said:
In the first scene, Cecilia and her sister have a a lengthy conversation about movies they've seen at the theater. However, Cecilia's sister is only credited as "Cecilia's sister."

But there are several interactions between other named women. Two of the actresses of the movie within the movie are named "Rita" and "Delilah" - Delilah is Rita's maid. Here is dialogue from the script:

There are several named females in this movie. Miss Rita: Yeah. Come on, Delilah. Draw my bath.

Delilah: Yes, ma'am. Now, will you be wantin' the big bubbles or the asses' milk?

It passes, like many Woody Allen films do.
Message posted on 2014-03-18 01:23:12

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