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]] Walk on the Wild Side (1962) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by ShawmK on 2019-03-12 22:35:09.



ShawmK said:
A comfortable pass.

Of the five lead characters, four are female, and spend plenty of screen time talking to each other.

Most of the action centres around a Louisiana brothel run by Jo (Barbara Stanwyck) who is clearly obsessed with (and attracted to) Hallie (Capucine) the brothel's star attraction.

Although many conversations involve men (Laurence Harvey's character in particular) the women talk about many other things throughout the film. Jo particularly has no interest in discussing men and generally steers the dialogue in other directions whenever she is onscreen. There are also scenes between Anne Baxter and Jane Fonda, plus the other "girls" of the brothel - most of whom are named and talk about about plenty of things other than men.
Message posted on 2019-03-12 22:35:09

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