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]] Aquaman (2018) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Windy Liu on 2018-12-14 07:43:14.



Windy Liu said:
There are two main women characters: Atlanna & Mera, the mother & girlfriend of Aquaman. They have several conversations after they met in the later part of the movie, which makes it passes all three tests. They are both powerful & important characters. There are some other female characters from Kingdom of Fisherman which passes Bechdel Test as well.
Message posted on 2018-12-14 07:43:14
Jonathan disagreed with the rating and said:
Yes there are 2 important female characters but they barely say anything to each other at all. When they do share words, they're talking with and about Arthur, and their total conversations together don't even amount to more than a few seconds.
Message posted on 2019-03-17 12:11:55
Bxhaso disagreed with the rating and said:
As Jonathan has stated, the two characters barely have conversation at all, speaking barely more than a couple of words to each other. Any and all conversation was also centered around Arthur.
Message posted on 2019-04-01 11:06:14
Kelly disagreed with the rating and said:
There are two named female characters, and while they share screen time. I would have to carefully review a transcript to see if there is some technicality in which you could portray them speaking to each other.
Message posted on 2019-04-06 05:07:40
Tim disagreed with the rating and said:
The two named characters only meet near the very end. On the beach they don't speak. It's only when they are inside do they speak and they only speak about Arthur. After that they don't speak again.
Message posted on 2019-10-08 04:40:57
Praxly said:
Looking at the text, the only dialouge explicitly between those two female characters is when they enter the cave and Mera asks Atlanta: „You‘ve been here alone for 20 years?“ and Atlanta answers: „Yes, come sit here.“
And arguably when Mera suggests: „We go with you. We can fight it together.“ Atlanta rejects her: „No, it‘s too powerful.“
The later conversation between the them is either directed at Arthur or revolves around him.
Message posted on 2020-09-09 10:27:52

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