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]] Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Natalia Muñoz on 2016-11-18 03:45:26.



greyguardian64 said:
Could someone please point me to the scene wherein the tests were passed?
Message posted on 2016-12-23 23:32:14
Mileila said:
The only women named in this movie are the sisters and the macusa president. Do they ever actually talk to each other about something other than the men?
Message posted on 2017-01-06 18:58:18
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 3/3 to 2/3.
Message posted on 2017-02-02 19:18:15
Alex said:
In the scene in the Barebone house where Mary Lou snaps the wand, Modesty tells her that it's her wand and it's just a toy. Although it's a very short conversation they do indeed talk about something other than a man. I feel like there is another scene between Modesty and Mary Lou where they talk, not about a man, but I can't remember it fully.
Message posted on 2017-02-14 06:57:28
Don't Mind Me Now said:
While admitting I haven't seen this film in a few months, I do specifically recall that, while Tina and Seraphina initially bring up Newt, they quickly digress - without interruption from any men - into an argument specifically over Tina and her perceived loose cannon behavior. Disagree with the rating.

Additionally, Mary Lou interrogates Modesty on the wand she uncovered, though this is eventually interrupted by Credence.
Message posted on 2017-02-14 09:51:32
Angelsfeelings said:
Technically the movie passes. I don't whether there is any other scene but when Tina is sentenced to death she pleads with the female black wizard to not do it and while she pleads she calls her by her name Bernadette so it technically passes.
Message posted on 2017-03-01 22:39:49
Salma said:
I think this passes, because the President talks to Tina in the beginning about her job.
Message posted on 2017-03-02 22:27:34
Jason said:
When Newt and Tina are being taken in to be executed, Tina has a conversation with the lady that will be executing her. She says that the lady knows that she is innocent, and the lady says that death won't hurt.
Message posted on 2017-03-02 23:28:04
Some guy said:
At 16:30-ish, though it is Tina's intent to talk about a man, she and the MACUSA president never get to that point in the conversation leaving the whole 10-second conversation man free. BOOM! I did a feminism XP
Message posted on 2017-03-02 23:45:51
Andy said:
I recall at least two occasions of women talking to each other about something other than men:
1. Queenie and Tina talk about Tina's Day (Where she's been, that she's has had hot Dog for lunch again)
2. Madam Picquery talks to Tina about her not beeing an Auror anymore.
Message posted on 2017-03-03 19:18:17
Frauke said:
I'm totally sure, that in the first scene we meet the president, she and Tina talk with each other and it's about Tina's work, not about men.
Message posted on 2017-03-08 07:24:59
Adam said:
Tina comes to Seraphina to tell her about something and Seraphina reminds her that she no longer works in this department.
Message posted on 2017-03-10 15:38:28
aconcernedninja said:
But the MACUSA president briefly talks about Tina's former position as an Auror. And Tina tried to extend the conversation by explaining that there was an incident, leaving out that Newt was involved.
Message posted on 2017-03-11 19:12:04
Some dude said:
When Tina drags Newt before the Macusa President (like 15 min into the movie) they never talk about a man. The intent is to talk about Newt, but the conversation never reaches that point. Therefore it should pass the test.
Message posted on 2017-03-20 23:48:22
Leonica said:
As far as I remembered the president told the elder sister that she was not an Auror any more.
Message posted on 2017-03-22 06:50:23
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 2/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2017-03-25 21:25:42
eduyr said:
It's really sad that a film this big, that it's supposed to appeal to both old and new generations of Potterverse fans has these few instances of female characters sharing conversations. It does pass, but very barely. I guess it's my fault for expecting too much.
Message posted on 2017-11-29 21:06:15

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