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]] Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) [imdb]

This movie passed 2 of 3 tests. It was entered by Ortwin on 2015-01-05 19:37:11.



Ortwin said:
Barely passes "talk to each other", only in scenes with multiple dudes in the conversation as well.
Message posted on 2015-01-05 19:37:11
Roselyn said:
Considering this was a "historical" fiction film depicting a clash between two leader of Jewish historical events in a pair of cultures that mostly didn't allow women to have any word in official or important affairs - the fact that two women were even talking together on screen (whether a man was there or not) is quite progressive.

I know this movie doesn't pass the test - but I don't really think it's supposed to. It's meant to illustrate a time and cultures where women normally always played a supporting role in life.
Message posted on 2015-02-09 18:18:20
Michelle disagreed with the rating and said:
Actually it passes the test quite early in the movie -- there are men in the scene but there are three women all speaking to one another over the men. I'd think the racial problems with this movie would turn off most viewers, but as tellings of Bible stories go, it has reasonably strong women.
Message posted on 2015-12-01 20:16:35

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