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]] 10 Days In A Madhouse (2016) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Susan Goforth on 2016-05-24 23:42:21.



Susan Goforth said:
10 Days In A Madhouse is an important true story feminist film of American Hero and daredevil reporter Nellie Bly. Nellie Bly feigns insanity to get committed as insane and go undercover in the most notorious insane asylum in New York City. From inside she interviews many women, many sane mixed in amongst the mentally ill, as to why they've been committed. She observes the conditions while enduring daily torture and abuse. She witnesses rape and murder and, once out of the asylum, she tells the whole world. Her expose on the asylum makes her world famous and leads to a grand jury investigation, the first positive reform for mental healthcare, better aid for poor women and the closing of the corrupt asylum. This film features a cast of strong female characters, all people who actually lived and is very inspirational.
Message posted on 2016-05-24 23:42:21
Kay said:
I can't see how this doesn't pass the test. The description says "An important true story feminist film", is a whole asylum of women and surely they talk to each other about things other than men. If it does pass the test, the test is flawed, or doesn't the test worry about the feminist cause at all?
Message posted on 2016-07-20 00:27:16
Stan said:
I just watched the trailer and it's obvious this movie passes all three tests.
Message posted on 2016-11-14 22:25:52
dario said:
I agree with Stan - passed all criteria
Message posted on 2017-01-03 16:30:57
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 1/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2017-02-02 19:19:03

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