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]] Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Lavode on 2017-12-22 22:25:13.



Lavode said:
Martha and Bethany exchange remarks in the basement about whether Bethany is too pretty to help, and that Martha doesn't like to have fun, which is why she initially refuses to play the game.
Also, Coach Webb and Martha discuss Martha's unwillingness to participate in P.E.
This completely avoids the question of whether Shelly Overton counts as a female character, though in my opinion I think Shelly does.
Message posted on 2017-12-22 22:25:13
Rachael said:
Also, at the end Bethany talks about going rock climbing with Lucinda.
Message posted on 2018-01-03 18:17:01
Rachael said:
Bethany also talks to Lucinda at the end of the movie about going rock climbing.
Message posted on 2018-01-04 03:22:07
Brigitte said:
I agree with the above statement, that Shelly would technically count as a female character, even though she is portrayed by a male actor.
Message posted on 2018-01-15 08:12:42
JoeLollo21 said:
The two female leads (Martha and Bethany) have conversations about their appearances, their different definitions of "fun", and of the game.
Coach Webb (the female gym teacher) berates Martha for her weight and unwillingness to participate in P.E., and Bethany has a conversation with her (female) teacher about whether school is important or not.

So yeah, this movie does pass.
Message posted on 2018-01-16 14:57:01
Drew Olds said:
This film passes the Bechdel test soundly. The real world sequences even feature women in non-gendered roles (like the PE teacher).

Oddly enough, the videogame within the film does not pass the Bechdel test. It features only one woman- the clearly sexualized Ruby Roundhouse who dresses like Larua Croft. Even the unnamed speaking NPCs are all male.

I think the contrast is a comment on the lack of representation for women in video games.
Message posted on 2018-05-01 18:45:39
Vero disagreed with the rating and said:
We have to look a bit further
There is no significant conversation between 2 developed female characters
It is outrageous that the only female lead wears male-pleasing uncomfortable outfit (read in an interview she was devored by moskitos - wonder if her male counterpads were - during the shooting)
She has a “dance fighting” skill which is used to seduce, distract and is mega rapey
Message posted on 2019-12-15 17:34:47
Rachel said:
@Vero, that's not the point of this test. Whether the female characters are "developed" or not is irrelevant, even though they totally are in this movie, and you obviously missed the point of why she was dressed that way.
Message posted on 2023-09-06 21:18:35

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