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]] Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) [imdb]

This movie passed 0 of 3 tests. It was entered by Mara_Jade on 2010-01-26 22:29:43.



Mara_Jade said:
Princess Leia is the only named female character in this movie.
Message posted on 2010-01-26 22:29:43
Mary said:
Mon Mothma, the leader of the Rebel Alliance, was also in it. I don't recall whether she and Leia talked on screen, but there was at least two female characters.
Message posted on 2010-05-13 22:03:46
Ariel Silvera said:
The disagreement comments are incorrect. Mon Mothma only appears in Return of the Jedi. The only rebel leaders in this film are the various generals in Hoth. If I remember correctly, this is the only Star Wars film with only one named female character.
Message posted on 2010-05-16 15:27:52
Perfectly Idiomatic said:
If I'm correctly informed the Emperor was originally played by a woman, and then in the new edition they recut it with Ian Mcdirmid's face. I've not seen the original, so can't say.
Message posted on 2012-03-16 15:29:43
Mountainsmith said:
It doesn't matter if the Emperor was PLAYED by a woman, it matters if the character was a woman, and the Emperor was not and was never intended to be female (voice was male, face was female, eyes were chimp.)
Message posted on 2012-11-26 04:55:32
Cloudis disagreed with the rating and said:
There is a woman in the Hoth command center. Her name is Toryn Farr and she talks to Leia once I'm pretty sure. And it's not about a man for sure!!!!
Message posted on 2013-10-15 10:03:07
Max disagreed with the rating and said:
Cloudis is right- Toryn Farr in Hoth command is certainly a woman. She says "standby for ion cannon" to Leia.
Message posted on 2014-02-05 17:33:52
thereaverofdarkness said:
I'm not sure I disagree or not. Many of us know there are names for Mon Mothma and Toryn Farr and possibly other women, but they were never named in the movie. I don't know if they were even named in the credits of the original release.
Message posted on 2014-05-03 02:28:07

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