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]] Moon (2009) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Jonny5 on 2009-11-16 04:24:31.



Jonny5 said:
The film really only has one character named Sam Bell working alone on the Moon. He sees his wife and daughter on video and in dreams/visions only.
Message posted on 2009-11-16 04:24:31
Nimravid disagreed with the rating and said:
Sam Bell's wife and daughter have one extremely brief conversation with each other (on video) about Sam.
Message posted on 2010-04-05 06:53:13
Sam disagreed with the rating and said:
There are two named women in this story: Sam's wife Tess and his daughter Eve. And they're not talking to each other about how cute Sam is in gym shorts; they're talking about how Tess has taught young Eve to say the word "astronaut." The whole point of the scene is how much Sam loves his wife and daughter and wants to get back to them. Not exactly sexist.
Message posted on 2010-05-25 00:12:24
Sooty said:
The video is a message being sent to the male main character, the conversation could be considered as being with the male main character anyway. "Not exactly sexist" is beside the point. The test is a test for whether there are any independent non-satellite female characters and this film does not have any.
Message posted on 2010-06-07 02:11:34
delj said:
As much as I generally have little patience for films who fail this test, this is a prime example of this test's limitations. Two of the characters have to be played by the same person and the other is a robot. This film is about isolation. Having multiple other characters REGARDLESS OF GENDER/SEX would have destroyed this. To say this film is sexist would be very wrong.
Message posted on 2014-10-07 19:18:51
Jesse said:
This is not a test of "is the content sexist", it is a test of female interaction. I love Moon and agree that it is not a fundamentally sexist film - but that is not the point. The point is, women do not interact in it.
Message posted on 2014-11-17 16:08:59

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