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]] G.B.F. (2013) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Amber on 2014-05-16 23:01:17.



Amber said:
Though the main characters are men, there are 4 major female characters in the movie who speak.
Message posted on 2014-05-16 23:01:17
eden disagreed with the rating and said:
the entire movie is based around several girls whose main goal is to catch the attention of one gay man, and if there is any female to female interaction it's fighting over said man; i can't recall lasting conversations between the women that didn't involve the one main character, who along with the other, is indeed male.
Message posted on 2014-06-12 17:35:26
Brandon H disagreed with the rating and said:
I guess the question is are there any brownie points given if the male they talk about is gay. Strictly speaking I'd say no, but it is true they never talk about the male character as a romantic interest. But the test doesn't make for that distinction. If we judging a movie on whether it has positive female interaction about things other than just talking about other people (let alone a man, gay or straight), then this movie probably fails.
Message posted on 2014-07-14 19:51:30
David A said:
There are actually a couple of conversations that might make this pass, though I'll admit they are arguable. Both take place at GSA meetings at different times in the movie. The first is a conversation between Soledad and Mrs. Hogan about how they can't have a GSA without anyone actually gay in it. Though it does meander into talking about a GBF specifically, there are several lines back and forth where they talk about anyone who is gay, which could be male or female. (Soledad actually asks what if one girl came out as a lesbian, proving they weren't just meaning gay men.)

The next is when Fawcett comes to join the GSA. Soledad doesn't want her there, taking away her "thing", and Mrs. Hogan tells her that anyone can join the GSA. Again, it then turns into talking about how the women are treating Tanner like a prize and not a person, but there are again several lines before they get into that. So I do think this passes, though again, arguable.
Message posted on 2017-03-25 03:59:53

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