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]] Forrest Gump (1994) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by Ally on 2010-05-03 14:20:32.

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Andrew disagreed with the rating and said:
Forrest's mother and their servant Louise talk a few times, usually about Forrest, and Lieutenant Dan's acquaintances Carla and Lenore angrily berate Dan together as they storm out of his apartment. Jenny and her Savannah friend speak briefly near the end but the friend isn't named.
Message posted on 2011-08-24 07:57:37
curl said:
It might not pass the Bechdel-Test but this movie is far from sexist.
Message posted on 2014-01-21 06:09:55
Susie said:
The movie is not sexist, (and it is also a great movie), but the writers directors and producers had something missing in their understanding of the world if they did not value female interaction enough to put any of it into such a sweeping movie about life.
Message posted on 2015-10-28 05:51:37
Susie said:
The movie is not sexist, (and it is also a great movie), but the writers directors and producers had something missing in their understanding of the world if they did not value female interaction enough to put any of it into such a sweeping movie about life.
Message posted on 2015-10-28 05:51:51
larisa5656 disagreed with the rating and said:
Actually, it does pass but barely. Jenny talks to her son's babysitter Lynn Marie about her work schedule. At the anti-Vietnam War protest, Hilary also talks to Isabel about the vets (all male but they're talked about as a group rather than an individual man).
Message posted on 2017-05-02 15:01:09
valleygirl disagreed with the rating and said:
I agree with larisa5656. In one of the last scenes of the movie, Jenny and the babysitter Lynn Marie do have a quick exchange which is not about a man (or boy). It's small, but it's enough for a pass.
Message posted on 2020-02-22 09:28:21
Violin101 said:
It doesn’t pass the test, there aren’t any meaningful conversations between women. But that doesn’t necessarily matter. The test isn’t a measure of sexism, just interactions. This film is narrated by Forrest, but it’s very much about Jenny too. It’s a lovely, very human film and it ends when her story ends.
Message posted on 2020-04-05 08:32:46
Noelani disagreed with the rating and said:
I just had a conversation after this movie about whether or not it passes, and the only scene we could possibly justify was the babysitter scene- and we had to check if she was named. So yes, valleygirl and larisa5656 are correct.
Message posted on 2022-05-21 06:01:24

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