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

[[2]] The Matrix Reloaded (2003) [imdb]

This movie passed 2 of 3 tests. It was entered by neil on 2008-07-21 00:00:00.



neil said:
When Captain Niobe volunteers to captain a ship for the council, she addresses the council and is thanked by Councillor Dillard.
Message posted on 2008-07-21 00:00:00
odesradek said:
The partial conversation between Trinity and Persephone fails at the test. Actually, Persephone adresses Neo for the negotiation, but Trinity interrupts when she demands a kiss from Neo.

Persephone: ...just a sample.
Trinity: [draws her gun] Why don't you sample this instead?
Persephone: such emotion over something so small just a kiss.

After having a kiss from Neo, she turns to Trinity and says:

Persephone: I envy you. But such a thing is not meant to last.
Message posted on 2013-03-10 12:36:56
Nellie said:
It TOTALLY passes. Zee and Charra talk about their mission to destroy the machines. The Oracle also talks to Sati; I realize that The Oracle has no "real" name. However, I take it that that's the name she goes by.
Message posted on 2013-07-18 22:01:24
Zak said:
Councillor Dillard formally thanking Niobe from across the room after the latter addresses a room full of people - by any reasonable stretch of the imagination - constitute a conversation between two people.

Furthermore, both interactions addressed by Nellie occurred in The Matrix Revolutions, which I would argue does pass the test for the reasons already cited. The Persephone-Trinity conversation (if we could even call it that) is clearly too intertwined with Neo subject-wise.

The Matrix Reloaded therefore fails the test.
Message posted on 2014-04-03 23:41:10
philonous said:
Clearly only passes 2/3 for the reasons mentioned by Zak above.
Message posted on 2021-08-02 14:25:47
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 3/3 to 2/3.
Message posted on 2021-08-03 14:30:59

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