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]] Room (2015) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Voltairine on 2015-12-07 02:30:53.



Voltairine said:
3/3 - Meets full criteria

Several key scenes between Joy "Ma" Newsome and Nancy Newsome (Joy's mother)-including a pivotal scene where they discuss the effects of the trauma on their own relationship.
Message posted on 2015-12-07 02:30:53
MollieGOF said:
Room passes the Bechdel test because Joy talks to her mother after she escapes, and it's interesting because they talk about her healing and coping with life after being abducted but all of her trauma is caused by her abductor/rapist. In the scene 1:24:00-1:27:00 where Joy is having a deeply depressed moment and is taking out her frustration by exploding on her mother and Jack, she says that her mother is at fault for causing her abduction. She references her abductor who is a man, but I think most of the conversation had with Joy's mother are more so about her trauma and healing.
Message posted on 2020-02-06 11:43:58

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