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]] Sex and the City (2008) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Renee on 2010-04-23 02:53:51.



Lizzie said:
They talk to each other about clothes as well. Like, all the time. It's not feminist, but it's not men, is it?
Message posted on 2010-05-14 22:53:08
Vie said:
Carrie interviewing for the position of her assistant, Carrie talking to her female assistant about work/clothes/holiday plans, Carrie talking to her friends about wedding plans*, Charlotte talking about fears and worries over her pregnancy, Miranda complaining about Halloween, Carrie talking to her editor about a magazine article, Miranda and Madga going apartment hunting...

Honestly, there are too many conversations to list between women that don't involve talking about men.

*Wedding plans refers to choosing wedding dress, talking about location, etc. It's even described in the movie as being extremely ego-centric.
Message posted on 2010-08-08 09:57:43
Deeana said:
I agree with Vie, there are far too many scenes in this movie that talk about things other than men. Regardless of how trivial or short the conversations may be, they should still count.
Message posted on 2010-08-12 03:31:08
Danila said:
This rating is simply wrong. The other commenters have listed some of the conversations that were not about men. This movie passes the test with flying colors.
Message posted on 2010-10-25 07:58:17
neil (webmaster) said:
Okay, I've updated the rating from 2/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2010-10-25 08:16:22
Rob said:
One of the few movies that fails a reverse-Bechdel test. The only times men speak with each other they are talking about Carrie (Anthony and Sanford, Big and his driver). The fact that this is one of the only movies I can think of to fail a reverse-Bechdel certainly illustrates how absurd it is that so many movies fail the regular Bechdel test.
Message posted on 2013-04-23 04:17:49

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