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]] Mulholland Dr. (2001) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Bbonnn on 2009-12-18 00:19:01.



Bbonnn said:
A surreal amateur detective story with two women in the lead. Most of their dialogue centers around solving the mystery. It's David Lynch, so things get pretty weird, but it definitely passes the test. Bonus points because the women cooperate as partners throughout the movie, in contrast with the stereotype of catty combatants clawing their way toward some prize.
Message posted on 2009-12-18 00:19:01
Brooke said:
This film passes the REVERSE test with the one-minute rule put in, but I had to think about it. Two of the challenges for the reverse test are whether the male characters are both named in the movie, and whether it's assumed that they're obliquely talking about a woman when they are talking to each other. The scene with Adam and Cookie is the only scene that I can think of where the two men are named and not talking about a woman.
Message posted on 2012-02-27 18:19:47
Alex said:
This film passes with flying colours. Most of the dialogue is between women, and I'd say over 90% of it is about something other than a man.
Some argue that a lot of it doesn't count as it takes place in a dream, but in the "awake" section Diane still has at least two conversations with women.
Message posted on 2014-10-18 03:10:48

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