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]] North Country (2005) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Syntax on 2010-04-25 08:47:09.



Syntax said:
It is about a single mother, Josey, with two children to support who turns to the predominant source of employment in the region – the iron mines. There she workes together with her old friend Glory, one of the few female miners in town.
She is prepared for the back-breaking and often dangerous work, but coping with the harassment she and the other female miners encounter from their male coworkers proves far more challenging.

When Josey speaks out against the treatment she and her fellow workers face she is met with resistance – not only from those in power but from a community that doesn’t want to hear the truth, her disapproving parents and many of her own colleagues who fear she is only making things worse. In time, even her friendship with Glory will be tested.

Message posted on 2010-04-25 08:47:09

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