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]] Incredibles 2 (2018) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by John on 2018-06-15 00:44:54.



John said:
In this movie, there are at least 2 women that talk about something other than a man. It is also quite relevant to the plot.
Message posted on 2018-06-15 00:44:54
Jen said:
Elastigirl spoke almost exclusively about things OTHER than men to both Voyd and Ambassador Selick (both women), also many lines with Evelyn Deavor that eventually return to talking about men, but most of their conversations are about Elastigirl and ideology kinds of things. Some lines at the family dinner where Helen and Violet talk to each other about the day's events (in the vaguest sense, so no men were mentioned directly).
Message posted on 2018-06-23 23:23:18
miffy said:
i espically agree with this as it sees mr incredible take over parenting, it has a female villian and she has her own motivations very seprate from men and elasttigirl takes the lead
Message posted on 2018-08-01 20:48:00
Chris disagreed with the rating and said:
Elastigirl and the antagonist discuss the antagonist's brother, who is a man. They discuss him on at least two separate occasions, failing the Bechdel Test miserably.
Message posted on 2018-11-06 16:41:47
Jen said:
Chris, there are other lines of dialogue in the movie. One PART OF a longer discussion between only TWO of the women doesn't negate the whole shebang.
Message posted on 2019-01-27 19:41:25
Luis said:
We need to understand that the Test is about women characters than are not in the plot just to be in a Love Triangle/Relationship with a Male character(protagonist or not).

If that's the case: When two women were talking about gravity, since Isaac Newton discovered it, then they were talking about a man, failing the test...and that is ridiculous.
Message posted on 2019-02-15 07:11:46
Daniel said:
I dont think that the fact that Helen/Elastigirl and the villainess do have one or more conversations about a man means that the movie fails the bechdel test, let alone "miserably", as long as they have other interactions whose subject do not revolve around men - what does, in fact, happens in this movie.

IMO the whole point of the Bechdel test is that it is quite easy for a movie to pass - its really not a struggle to meet its criteria and the movie itself does not have to have a feminist or gender progressive tone - so it becomes so much more impressive that so many movie fails to pass it. The test is designed to assess female representation, not the political message of a film.
Message posted on 2019-02-16 01:41:49
Aduro said:
The movie needs two female characters to have at least one conversation about something other than men to pass.
If two female characters have another conversation where they do mention a man, then that doesn't mean that they fail.
Message posted on 2019-02-17 16:34:35

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