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

[[1]] The Eagle Huntress (2016) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by Ladyblahblah on 2017-02-16 03:44:01.



Ladyblahblah said:
Documentary. Loses on a technicality. The movie is in Kazakh and so the only "named" character is the main character. But her sister, mother and friends (who all have names, we just don't know what their names are unless someone speaks Kazakh and can tell us) all have discussions with her about her eagle (her eagle is also a female btw).
Ironically, because she is the only female eagle huntress, the patriarchy takes center stage.
Message posted on 2017-02-16 03:44:01
Kaye said:
I also don't understand why the title is 'huntress', we don't have 'doctoress' or 'lawyeress' and many have disputed the title of 'actress'...
Message posted on 2017-06-08 11:54:20
Josh disagreed with the rating and said:
Just because it doesn't pass the test in English doesn't mean it doesn't pass.

Also the title is Huntress because it is an utter exception. The fact that she is a huntress is what makes her incredible. There hasn't been one before and now she is it. Your cross cultural examination doesn't hold up once the pillars of your ethnocentrism have been washed away.
Message posted on 2017-11-04 21:47:31

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