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]] Jennifer's Body (2009) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by "Greg" on 2010-01-18 23:22:49.

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"Greg" said:
Two female leads, with plenty of conversations revolving around their friendship, demon possession, personal betrayals, etc. Pity that it's not a particularly good film, IMO.
Message posted on 2010-01-18 23:22:49
a. brown said:
I don't watch horror films much, but this was really good. Emo band turns to Satan after Myspace doesn't lead them to fame? I'm still not sure about the whole teenage girl/succubus thing, but I think the movie was campy enough for me not to have to scrutinize that too much.

I don't know much about the horror genre, but I think this was good. It was entertaining, the dialogue, like any Cody film, was quirky, and it had a boatload of good actors. The special effects were good. I only hate that it put some really bad emo in my head.
Message posted on 2010-09-20 14:46:21
Amy said:
This one surprised me. I thought it was just going to be about how hot Megan Fox was, but it was actually a fairly female-centric story. Not as bad as I thought it would be!
Message posted on 2013-01-27 19:14:49
luminum said:
A definite pass, especially at the end, though I would still say a majority of the film is various named female characters talking about men.

However, I thought the inversion of the Damsel in Distress narrative was pretty neat (Needy climbing through the vines in her dress to rescue Chip was a really fun homage to Sleeping Beauty).

Though it's heavily about boys, boys, boys, the larger story of the film is still about the intricacies of Needy and Jennifer's relationship, and Needy's motivations are more to do with Jennifer, including the horror that was done to her by Low Shoulder.

I'll also add that though the sexual tension between Need and Jennifer may clearly have been padded to satisfy male gaze, I think there's some evidence to suggest that the sexual tension is being provided for more than just the straight male gaze, and actually being provided to tap into a legitimate subtext about the two characters.
Message posted on 2013-04-05 05:45:18
Mika said:
imo feminist masterpiece
Message posted on 2022-03-08 00:29:59

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