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]] X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by Ian on 2014-05-25 02:37:10.



Ian said:
Named female characters: Storm, Blink, Kitty Pryde, Jean Grey, Rogue, Raven/Mystique

I can't remember one instance of these females talking to each other other than brief hellos.

Mystique briefly converses with an unnamed female in an airport, but the woman is being psychically controlled by Charles Xavier.
Message posted on 2014-05-25 02:37:10
Maurice disagreed with the rating and said:
3/3 blink says to kitty pride, they are coming. and kitty pride responds get ready. its at the very beginning of the movie.
Message posted on 2014-05-26 07:58:37
Mark said:
There is a conversation between Mystique and an unnamed french nurse which is about Mystique
Message posted on 2014-05-26 08:36:58
Ken disagreed with the rating and said:
Mystique converses with an unnamed nurse after the fight in Paris. They talk about the news broadcast.
Message posted on 2014-05-26 12:36:31
BA said:
Mystique also converses with an unnamed nurse while getting her leg bandaged up.
Message posted on 2014-05-26 15:42:59
max said:
Mystik is talking to the nurse in the hospital, but she has no name. So it doesn't count.
Message posted on 2014-05-26 20:38:26
Rebecca said:
Raven/Mystique has a brief conversation with a nurse about the news on the television, but sadly the nurse doesn't seem to have a name.
Message posted on 2014-05-26 23:55:55
Maria said:
I do distinctly remember Mystique/Raven talking to a French nurse about herself while the nurse wraps her leg. I can't remember if the nurse was named, I don't think so.
Message posted on 2014-05-26 23:57:40
Dominic disagreed with the rating and said:
Mystique (while impersonating Trask) talks with Trask's assistant about his itinerary and her scarf.
Message posted on 2014-05-27 00:01:49
Lorena disagreed with the rating and said:
Mystique talks with a nurse in France about his family, also with Trask's secretary with Trask's voice.
Message posted on 2014-05-27 00:24:44
Hobbes disagreed with the rating and said:
Mystique converses at length with the French nurse while receiving treatment for her gunshot wound, and they discuss only this strange blue woman running around on television (whether she has a family, what it's like to wake up to that face, and so on).
Message posted on 2014-05-27 13:36:30
j disagreed with the rating and said:
Mystique (disguised as "normal)speaks with the nurse in the french hospital as she is being bandaged from a bullet wound about whether she has family or not and what its like to grow up looking like that.

Granted, the nurse is not named. And i think this rating is bull crap anyway.
Message posted on 2014-05-27 17:14:30
Cathy disagreed with the rating and said:
I'd actually say this one passes, even if it's in a flimsy cop-out kind of way. Mystique (as Raven) speaks to a female French nurse about seeing Mystique (as full-on blue mutant Mystique) on TV while she's getting her leg treated.
Message posted on 2014-05-27 17:25:04
Chuck disagreed with the rating and said:
mystique disguised as Trask, talks with Trask's receptionist when she breaks into the office.
Message posted on 2014-05-27 19:44:39
Lilibeth said:
I agree with Ian. The words exchanged between Mystique and the traveller (who is actually Charles) constitute the only female-to-female interaction in the film.
Message posted on 2014-05-28 02:31:18
Brandon disagreed with the rating and said:
It isn't much, but Mystique talks with a female nurse while being bandaged and it isn't about a man. Though short it is a pretty poignant scene about the the way "mutants" or "others" are seen as pitiful and ugly.
Message posted on 2014-05-28 03:22:40
Rajiv said:
Sadly Ian is right. I went to see the film hoping, with 4/10 of the main cast being women, that there would at least be one conversation between two women, but there wasn't.

On a side note, technically speaking, I don't believe Rogue counts as a named character; while most viewers may know who she is, I don't think they actually name her in this film.
Message posted on 2014-05-28 19:50:38
T said:
There is also the harder-to-parse scene in which Mystique, while in the form of a man, speaks with a female secretary. I don't know if that would or wouldn't count (and whether the conversation about what Mystique-as-a-man was doing would count as being about a man), but in any case the secretary was never named.
Message posted on 2014-05-28 20:08:33
Greg disagreed with the rating and said:
I think it passes (3/3) twice:

1. As Maurice pointed out, Blink and Kitty Pryde have a brief exchange about the sentinel attack at the beginning of the film. Blink: "They are coming." Kitty: "Get ready."

2. Mystique, disguised as Trask, compliments Trask's secretary, Gwen, on her choice of scarf; Gwen, still catching up to the conversation, thanks her.

I'm not sure whether the scene (moment later) when Gwen asks Mystique if she's alright counts, because Gwen *thinks* she's talking about a man, even though she isn't. Strictly speaking, that's probably a pass, too.
Message posted on 2014-05-30 23:31:11
T.O. said:
The conversation w/Mystique and the nurse doesn't count lol she might as well have been talking to herself the nurse was just there as an emotional marker for Mystique. Mystique was basically a bargaining chip between Charles and Erik for 2/3 of the film.
Message posted on 2014-05-31 16:01:19
Brodie said:
I can understand the whole nurse thing but I really think that it should be two NAMED female characters. I feel like that's important.
Message posted on 2014-06-02 20:00:19
Juan CR disagreed with the rating and said:
Mistyc talk with a nurse about herself when both are wathching at the TV the mutant attack. Anyway, Mistic, with appear of Bolivar, talk with a secretary about the travel.
Message posted on 2014-06-19 17:12:44
trinaB said:
The nurse isn't A NAMED CHARACTER! And greetings don't count. There are six named female characters, there's absolutely no reason why they couldn't have found a way to make two actual characters having a substantial conversation. That's utter crap.
Message posted on 2014-06-30 03:15:39
Maurice disagreed with the rating and said:
The movie passes all 3. maybe you all missed it, but in the beginning of the movie, Blink says to Kitty Pryde. "they are coming." and Kitty Pride Responds, "Get Ready" Passes 3/3
Message posted on 2014-07-15 02:14:08
DanielleinDC said:
Sadly, it doesn't pass. The nurse with whom Mystique converses is not named. And I wouldn't count it when Mystique is disguised as Trask;she's taking on the persona of a man.

The interactions between the female characters are very brief--basically warnings before the battle and instructions during the battle.

As some of you pointed out, with a handful of female characters in the film (Blink,Kitty Pryde, Storm, Mystique/Raven, Jean Gray, and Rogue), they could have found some way to have two of them converse. I understand that there was a lot cut from the film due to running time; perhaps one involves more interactions between the female characters.
Message posted on 2014-09-01 04:01:30
Kris said:
I agree with the rating. The fact that it is possible to list out the 2 times in a 2 hour move that two females talked to each other is insane. Especially when Mystique is a MAIN CHARACTER and there are like 5 other X-men female characters that have huge history within the franchise. The male characters like Xavier and Magneto have lengthy conversations throughout that are absolutely critical to the plot and development of the film and series whereas it seems the directors inserted fluff scenes with the French nurse and the secretary just to give JLaw some actual solo screen time. I just think as long as they have one woman somewhere in the scene, they check it off the list.
Message posted on 2014-12-17 13:52:59
Kevin disagreed with the rating and said:
Perhaps the "Rogue Cut" needs it's own entry, but Rogue and Kitty very clearly converse in that version, although I know part of it is about Iceman, I don't remember if the entire conversation is about him. There are also more conversations before they send Wolverine back in time which may involve Storm and Kitty, although I may be wrong there as well.

Still probably a fail, but 2/3 as opposed to 1/3.
Message posted on 2015-09-08 03:39:04
Grace said:
If you have to say "the French nurse" or "the secretary" then that female character is NOT NAMED. therefore any conversation had with her doesn't count. 1/3 is correct.
Message posted on 2016-09-25 22:58:06

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