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]] X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Rhianna on 2016-05-21 16:22:26.



Rhianna said:
Jean Grey and Mystique make a short exchange about whether or not Mystique was scared to do her missions. It's a short exchange but it still passes.
Message posted on 2016-05-21 16:22:26
Rhianna said:
Yep passes again when Moira and Raven talk about whether or not they have met before
Message posted on 2016-05-28 22:43:48
Sean said:
Would the exchange with Jubilee and Jean Grey about Star Wars count?
Message posted on 2016-06-11 18:51:23
Cathy said:
Bizarrely for a film whose very name is Xmen, with no mention of women, this film contains a lot of main characters who are female. Looking at it with Bechdale criteria just shows me how accepting I have been of the usual formula of films(leads are male, speaking parts are male, etc.). This film is a step forward along mildly encouraging progress, but there's a long way to go still for films in general!
Message posted on 2016-06-12 22:43:44
Larry said:
The X-Men comics (especially by Chris Claremont in the 80's) we're especially female centric. I think that if a different director and a better writer worked on the films, we would see more focus on the friendships between Storm and Jean and Rogue. But since this is Bryan Singer we mostly get Magneto, Xavier, and Wolverine
Message posted on 2016-10-09 16:46:19

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