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]] Nocturnal Animals (2016) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Richard on 2016-11-28 00:21:59.



Richard said:
An easy pass. The main character, Susan, has several conversations with other women, including her mother Anne, her friend at a party, and at least three female work colleagues. Though most of these exchanges do mention her ex or recent husband, it is generally only as a single talking point in a broader conversation.
Message posted on 2016-11-28 00:21:59
Ruth disagreed with the rating and said:
All the conversations between two women that occur in this film have a significant part of that conversation devoted to discussion of Susan's current or ex-husband.
Message posted on 2019-04-10 10:14:22
Monty disagreed with the rating and said:
Ruth’s right. There’s no conversation between two women that doesn’t eventually culminate in a point expressed toward one of Susan’s past male partners. Also, the whole film is vaguely misogynistic!
Message posted on 2021-06-09 02:08:39

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