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]] Gattaca (1997) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by neil on 2008-07-28 01:23:25.



Renee said:
I'll concede this movie is only about the two men, but having the one jump into bed with the only woman is something of a low-blow.
Message posted on 2010-07-20 08:03:29
robbie disagreed with the rating and said:
"How old?" "me?" "The specimen." "I kissed him five minutes ago. A real good one."

That's an exchange between two women, and clearly passes the second test, right?
Message posted on 2012-12-22 02:58:39
Tab said:
I think the two women have to be NAMED for it to be a pass.
Message posted on 2013-01-05 06:57:24
Mehal disagreed with the rating and said:
I'm pretty sure this is 0 out of 3. Only Uma Thurman's character actually has a name. You could argue that Vincent's mother is "named" but I'm not sure if that really counts.
Message posted on 2013-09-06 15:39:42
mat said:
No, Mehal, it is 1/3 as Vincent's mother is clearly named as "Marie" (as she appears in the credits) at 10'55.

Message posted on 2016-01-25 14:46:44
Uffish said:
Belated response to robbie: that conversation is between a woman and a man. Plus, they're talking about a man (that she kissed), and the woman is unnamed, so that exchange fails on every level, as well.
Message posted on 2017-10-24 21:56:42

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