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]] Full Metal Jacket (1987) [imdb]

This movie passed 0 of 3 tests. It was entered by Anne on 2010-04-04 11:54:35.



Anne said:
It's a Vietnam War movie. There are two prostitutes and a (Vietnamese) sniper, none of whom have names. This is arguably part of the point of the movie, since it depicts their training as all about sexualizing violence.
Message posted on 2010-04-04 11:54:35
David said:
Since women at the time (American Vietnam War) could not go into combat and the movie is about the dehumanizing process of being trained for combat (at least two men die in the training) and being in combat, the absence of women is, I think, pretty justifiable in this case.
Message posted on 2010-06-08 16:09:07

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