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]] The Kissing Booth (2018) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Emma on 2018-05-16 21:49:54.



Emma said:
Main female character 'Elle' briefly talks to her almost surrogate mum 'Mrs Flynn' about how school is going
Message posted on 2018-05-16 21:49:54
Tuya disagreed with the rating and said:
the talk between 'Elle' and 'Mrs. Flynn' is 2 second long, and Elle alludes to boy problems in this brief talk.
Message posted on 2018-06-02 22:29:36
Em disagreed with the rating and said:
The conversation between Elle and Mrs. Flynn is extrememly short and occurs because of her boy troubles. Even though these boy troubles are not directly states, it's obvious from the scene's context.
Message posted on 2018-06-06 20:26:47
Sarah disagreed with the rating and said:
Elle talks to mrs flynn about boy issues. And the conversation for school is literally not a conversation
"Hows school going"
"Lets say interesting" end of conversation
Message posted on 2018-06-11 12:52:35
Rozzy disagreed with the rating and said:
The movie was so wildly sexist, and the only time Elle talked to other girls, it was still about boys
Message posted on 2018-09-21 07:35:05
kenzie disagreed with the rating and said:
This movie was so extremely sexist, I honestly have no idea why someone gave it a pass.
Message posted on 2018-09-23 18:31:21
franni said:
Elle talks to those popular girls about DRINKS!!! the thing that tastes like pink and the thing that tastes like green.
Message posted on 2018-11-28 23:01:05
Drew Olds disagreed with the rating and said:
I honestly believe that a very sexist film should be able to pass so long as it still meets the requirements (like every version of Cinderella).

However, this one looks like a fairly clear fail.
Message posted on 2018-11-29 18:41:03
Sarah B disagreed with the rating and said:
This movie is not only painstakingly hollywood gender stereotyped, it also enables emotional and physical abuse. The only time Elle speaks to another woman is fleeting and alludes to her ongoing boy saga anyway. Two thumbs down for progress from me!
Message posted on 2020-07-09 10:06:51
Juliet said:
It’s a romantic comedy, of course it’s about love and boys and girls. I‘d also consider Ele to be a strong female character
Message posted on 2020-08-05 09:10:47
liliana disagreed with the rating and said:
the only one on one conversations with two females talks about boys. this is not correct and should not pass the bechdel test
Message posted on 2021-06-14 03:09:57
lexi said:
the girls at the party, nor mrs flynn actually has a name in the movie and they don’t have a proper conversation that is not about boys, in my opinion it doesn’t pass
Message posted on 2022-01-21 08:24:06

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