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

[[0]] Jane Got a Gun (2016) [imdb]

This movie passed 0 of 3 tests. It was entered by Katerina on 2016-01-19 23:21:31.



Katerina said:
I rated it that way although there are two, even three female characters - Jane and her two daughters. But I can't recall either of the children to have had a name(probably at least one of them did) or to have produced even one line of speech. Maybe at the end when she meets her daughter again there is "Mum?" and a hug. That's it.
Message posted on 2016-01-19 23:21:31
Alexander Schneiderheinze disagreed with the rating and said:
If the daughters do count, then in the very beginning. Jane tells her daughter Katie a story about an upside-down tree which makes bad persons good. In the end Katie asks her mother if the tree will make good people bad. Jane declines this, Good people will always stay good.
If this counts as a dialog, it's clearly not about men.
Message posted on 2016-02-01 14:30:05
Daniel Hofverberg disagreed with the rating and said:
Both of Jane's daughters have names (Katie and Mary) and are mentioned by name in the film. So not even passing the first test is definitely wrong.

It's certainly a close call whether we can count Jane's story to Katie in the beginning as dialog, considering it's (as Alexander mentioned) only one question asked by Katie followed by one quick response.

So depending on how you define "talk" the film passed either 1 or 3 tests, but 0 is wrong either way.

The daughters must of course count as named female characters; it's no question about it - the test doesn't say anything about age.
Message posted on 2016-11-14 08:34:53
CalifGirl said:
Oh, goodie! Mainsplaining x 2!! THAT's what was missing here.
Message posted on 2017-04-05 23:46:21
Nannina disagreed with the rating and said:
Both daughters are named as is Jane's friend Becca who she leaves Katie with, and Jane not only tells Katie the story, but they talk back and forth when she's leaving her with Becca, and no men are mentioned in that conversation. So it definitely passes. The rating should be changed.

On a side note I really don't think any "mansplaining" was going on in these comments. All they were saying was that the daughters were named which is correct.
Message posted on 2017-05-23 04:21:18

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