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 Runaways (2010) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by vebbie harry on 2010-05-26 21:54:42.



Anonymous said:
THe whole film is about how they wanted to be the first FEMALE rock group EVER. I don't think there are any conversations about guys. Actually 99% is about the music, just as it should be!
Message posted on 2010-08-26 11:16:56
Alien Tea said:
It was about wanting to be a female rock band, but disappointing that it made it seem like if you ever want to be a successful female you have to be like a man (that was the biggest message of the whole film) and you have to appeal to men - particularly sexually. AND you need a man to tell you how to do it.
Message posted on 2010-12-26 08:00:49
Char said:
@Alien Tea, Yes, BUT thats what made the film interesting. Joan ultimately railed against that in reality and even though the band's sleazy manager wanted them to appeal in a provocative way to men, ulimately they wanted to be equally or even perceived as stronger and tougher then men. And in those days that was a bold move.
Message posted on 2012-06-15 23:42:47
Jasmine said:
I agree, and though them having to appeal to men was a topic, there was plenty of conversations that they had that didn't have to do with that that would pass the Bechdel test.
Message posted on 2020-02-06 04:19:18

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