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]] Vertigo (1958) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by schwarta on 2009-12-28 04:09:49.



Drew Olds said:
This film is extremely interesting because it dissects misogyny as a mental illness.

The POV is very close to James Stewart, but the one moment that it breaks is pivotal, and turns Stewart from a sympathetic progatonist into an abuser who expects the world to revolve around him.

With most films that don't pass the Bechdel test, I consider what could have been done to make it pass, and whether it would have improved the film. Generally, I can find a couple characters that could have been cast as women and would have improved the film dramatically.

In this film, the gender is important to all of the principle characters, and I think that adding interactions that don't revolve around Stewart's character might actually harm the film.
Message posted on 2019-01-03 23:31:34

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