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]] The Chalk Garden (1964) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by plwilson on 2016-10-16 14:51:35.



plwilson said:
A rare film (based on a play) with three main characters--all women of different ages: one a pyromaniacal psychologically wounded teenager, the second a middle aged mysteriously aloof governess, and the third an overbearingly indulgent grandmother. Throw in the real-life father of the teenage actress as a guilt-surviving butler, and you have a movie where no conversation is pointedly about a man, but all explore death, life, and justice to reveal human nature and its extreme-to-the-point-of-violence need for love, companionship and understanding. Deep development and twisted plot with characters that just happen to be female (but could be substituted by a male-character-trio) make it a really important film.
Message posted on 2016-10-16 14:51:35

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