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]] Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Rhianna Trimble-Davey on 2017-04-29 08:05:18.



Rhianna Trimble-Davey said:
The movie has 5 named female characters that I can remember. Meredith Quill, Gamora, Nebula, Mantis and High Priestess Ayesha. Within the fist 20 minutes of the film, Gamora has a conversation with Ayesha about her sister Nebula and not about a male character,

Nebula and Gamora also have several conversations about being sisters, however their conversations mention their adopted father, Thanos multiple times.

The movie still passes with the first example.
Message posted on 2017-04-29 08:05:18
Karel said:
Yep, this definitely passes because of the first interaction with Ayesha.

There were also interactions with Nebula on the ship - "Let me eat the fruit - no it's not ripe", something among these lines, and about letting her go.

Not sure if the conversations about their childhood would count - they mention Thanos, but it's not only about Thanos primarily.
Message posted on 2017-05-06 23:23:07
Jen said:
Except for one conversation at the end where Nebula says she will get Thanos, all of her explicit dialogue with Gamora is about something other than a man.

Gamora tells High Priestess Ayesha that they (inspecific they) had an agreement for one thing, and Ayesha agreed to turn her (Nebula) over, that Nebula had stolen from the Sovereign, so they were free to kill her as they wished.
Message posted on 2017-05-07 22:41:30
FireHazard said:
Gamora and Nebula's first conversation in the film is purely about Nebula's captivity on the ship. They don't mention Thanos or any other male character in that particular conversation.
Message posted on 2017-05-09 13:58:00
Zahra said:
Agreed it passes all 3 tests mainly with the several conversations between Gamora and Nebula on their sibling rivalry. Its weird that there aren't any female Ravagers in Yondu's huge outcast gang until a little tokenistic group of 3 separate ravagers at the end.
Message posted on 2017-05-10 19:35:14
svaria said:
I agree, and want to add that Gamora and Mantis talk about Mantis' abilities as an empath
Message posted on 2017-05-21 18:32:02
Ramona said:
Gotta disagree with the above poster. Nebula and Gamora have 4 conversations with each other. the first two do not mention Thanos at all. They talk about wanting to kill each other, Nebula rotting in prison for her crimes, whether or not a fruit is ripe to eat (a metaphor for their sisterly relationship), and whether Gamora can free Nebula so the latter can help their gang. Even when the pair bring up Thanos it in passing and the focus on their conversation is repairing their relationship after an abusive childhood.

This movie passes with flying colors.
Message posted on 2017-05-25 01:00:33
Caleigh said:
Passes, definitely. Many major female characters, who talk about all sorts of things, participate in battles, come up with the plans, etc., etc.
Message posted on 2019-02-10 15:50:11
ari said:
This may have passed the Bechdel test, but I have read many reviews that state the movie is sexist and possibly racist too, which is why I am not going to watch it
Message posted on 2021-05-05 19:54:55

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