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]] Sin City (2005) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by neil on 2008-07-24 00:00:00.



Synaesthetik disagreed with the rating and said:
Simply because, if the women do talk about anything that isn't related to men (and I can't think of a single scene where they do), they're naked or in their underwear. Plus most of the jobs depicted for women (except one or two cops) are in the service of men: stripper, waitress, prostitute, etc. The only ones who had good jobs (the parole officer and her lover, a shrink) had to be both naked and gay, to eliminate the male threat.

One of the most misogynistic movies I've ever seen. Repulsive.
Message posted on 2011-07-07 09:10:50
j said:

None of that is relevant to the test.
Message posted on 2011-07-08 08:36:03
Mehal disagreed with the rating and said:
I'm trying hard to remember the non-male-based conversation. Even when all the prostitutes are talking, I think they were talking about about Clive Owen or Mickey Rourke's character. Happy to be proven wrong.
Message posted on 2013-03-20 21:15:13
Ian said:
Gail and Becky have a conversation about Becky's betrayal - so it passes the test
Message posted on 2013-12-08 23:54:46
Alex said:
Yes the film is obviously highly mysoginistic, but the fact still stands that the "Big Fat Kill" segment of the film had two scenes where two of the prostitutes had a conversation that wasn't at all centred around the male character.
Therefore, it does pass the test.
Message posted on 2014-08-15 16:48:46

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