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

[[2]] Joe (2014) [imdb]

This movie passed 2 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Mike on 2014-04-14 13:28:21.



Mike said:
This is a film about masculinity, and although I enjoyed it (well acted, slow burn storytelling), this is not a film that goes to any lengths to represent women. There are a handful of female characters, half of which are prostitutes, but they are not the multifaceted individuals that the males are written to be. Women in this film only serve to define the masculinity of its male characters. Even the males are portrayed with distinct gender expectations. The good guys are the hardest of hard men, the villains are cowards.

There is a scene where two women interact. A madame of a brothel tells a young working girl, who is on all fours pretending to be a dog, to "stop being stupid." Technically two named female characters talking to each other, but I consider that very dubious.
Message posted on 2014-04-14 13:28:21

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