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]] Freedom Writers (2007) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Janelle on 2014-05-21 01:05:29.

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Janelle said:
The main character is female and with a co-ed class she interacted with other women. They spoke about history family potential and education, not men.
Message posted on 2014-05-21 01:05:30
Katie said:
The teacher constantly talks with her female students about family and school work, the female teacher talks with the principal about things like funding and helping the students, the female teacher talks to a ww2 victim about the war...
Message posted on 2014-05-23 07:25:38
Mandy said:
While there is a relationship plot in the movie, the main focus is on the teacher and One of her female students. Each main student gets theor own back story but one is dealing with racism and deciding on cultural code of ethics or her personal code. She and the teacher interact many times for reasons other than men
Message posted on 2018-09-29 14:27:49
Adrienne said:
This movie passes 3/3 tests.

Erin Gruwell (teacher) and Margaret Campbell (department head) have multiple conversations re: teaching, students, available materials, field trips, etc.

Additionally, while Erin largely interacts with the class as a whole, she has a personal conversation with Eva re: allowing her to stay after school to complete homework before commuting home.
Message posted on 2022-01-04 10:02:25
Talisha said:
There are more than 4 girls with names in the movie.
They definitely talk to each other.
They are in school and discuss more than a man.
Message posted on 2024-02-07 15:59:44
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 1/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2024-02-12 11:38:21

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