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]] Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by James on 2014-08-26 13:50:29.



James said:
There are several named women in the film. But only one of the film's four segments has a female protagonist. And she never talks to any other named women.

Like the original, this is a hyper masculine power fantasy. There are kick ass women in it, but they all have their clothes off most of the time.
Message posted on 2014-08-26 13:50:29
Iain Roberts said:
Correct. There is a little dialogue between the prostitutes in Old Town, but it is exclusively about a man (the Josh Brolin character). There is even shorter dialogue between Jessica Alba's character and her female boss at the strip club, but the boss is not named (the club itself may or may not be named after her).
Message posted on 2014-09-01 10:02:08
Johnny disagreed with the rating and said:
Disagree. Gail talks to Miho and tells her backstory to all of the Old Town Girls.
Message posted on 2014-09-20 05:19:00
Goldie said:
The "backstory" is really only about Dwight, so it really is about a man.
Message posted on 2014-11-23 20:41:32
Void disagreed with the rating and said:
Gale talks to Miho. Nancy Callahan talks to Kadie. (The owners of Kadie's club is Kadie by the way)

The rules are being bent for this movie because while it does pass the bechdel test it wouldn't pass a meaningful one.
Message posted on 2015-06-30 22:26:17

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