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]] April Fool's Day (1986) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Charles on 2016-07-12 02:51:51.



Charles said:
1) Passes, there are 5 named women (four main, one minor): Kit, Muffy, Nan, Nikki, and Clara

2) Passes, several women have conversations with each other

3) Passes, Clara and Muffy talk about Clara leaving the island and whether Muffy will be OK on the island; Nikki, Kit, and Nan answer sex questions from a magazine (though this technically might involve a man , but the questionnaire is about sex in general); Nan and Muffy have an argument over the baby crying tape left in Nan's room. There are other conversations that should also count, but I only focuses on when it was women only together and not men nearby or part of the conversation.

It is a mid-80's horror film, so everyone, men and women alike, fall into a stereotype. Overall, the characters talk a lot about sex and trying to hookup with each other, and some of the women are sexualized (especially Nikki). However, violence towards women is highly toned down.
Message posted on 2016-07-12 02:51:51

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