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]] Cars 3 (2017) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by obhro on 2017-06-28 08:22:52.



obhro said:
The single instance that satisfies all three conditions.

Cruz engages in a response with Louise "Barnstormer" Nash, when the latter says how she, as a female, was not given a number to race.
Cruz asks what she did & Louise's response was she stole the number.
Message posted on 2017-06-28 08:22:52
A disagreed with the rating and said:
Unfortunately doesn't pass the test, as they are vehicles and do not have a gender.
Message posted on 2017-08-02 20:31:13
Brown disagreed with the rating and said:
I do disagree with this rating somewhat as although the movie has more than 2 women/female cars in it, and cruz is shown speaking to another women, and it's not about a man/male car, her overall incompetence at her job, weak girl/ need a man to give me my 'true job' story and over the top sudden skills at the end make her a very poor female character in this movie. This sort of ruins the whole strong female character pixar might have been trying to portray Cruz as and instead seems like they(Pixar) only just put in a few bits to pass the test but then still did the typical weakling female/need a man to give me life because I can't do it myself character. So sort of a pass but a very bad one.
Message posted on 2017-12-09 18:40:47
Michael said:
It passes all three rules of the test. The Bechdel test does not place any requirements on the character of either of the females interacting with each other.

That being said, I think the point of Cruz's character was to show that, just like in real life, it can be easy for us to doubt ourselves and believe what others tell us about what we can and can't do. Cruz could have easily been a male character, but I think it wouldn't have been as meaningful.

And to poster 'A': In context of the film, cars do in fact have genders.
Message posted on 2018-02-03 06:57:24

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