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

[[1]] Toy Story (1995) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by neil on 2008-07-28 15:55:31.



Scott disagreed with the rating and said:
Immediately after Buzz's failed flying attempt, Hannah asks her mother where her Sally doll is. Her mother replies, "What was that?" Hannah then sees the broken Buzz and says, "Never mind."

It's short, but it's there. Toy Story passes all three tests.
Message posted on 2011-01-04 08:59:54
Evans said:
I disagree with Scott. Hannah's mother clearly did not hear the original question posed, and the interaction was then aborted. This surely can't be considered a conversation in any sense of the word!
Message posted on 2011-12-24 19:48:23
GM disagreed with the rating and said:
Dissagree with Evans, the test is not about conversations, its about talking. In this case, Hannah talks to her mother and she replies, so technically, they talk to each other
Message posted on 2013-06-03 17:20:20
Tom Benn disagreed with the rating and said:
I think it passes but loosely. Hannah's mother was not named.
Message posted on 2013-06-29 15:34:19
Amanda said:
It clearly doesn't pass. That is the only conversation between two women and it doesn't pass the first criteria, because both women have to have a name. The mom does not.
Message posted on 2013-07-09 21:42:41
Dallas robinson disagreed with the rating and said:
I think it may actually pass because 'mom' can be an actual name. let me explain. Remember the film is from a toy's / child's perspective. it's extremely uncommon for a a child to call a parent by there actual name at that age (i think andy is like 8 or so) and no other situation pops up that would give the mom a name. so to th kids involved mom is just 'mom'. something that many parents would relate to and respond to every day as there 'name'.
Message posted on 2014-12-25 05:13:30
Dan disagreed with the rating and said:
Even if if it doesn't completely pass, I would argue that it passes two of the tests, given that there's more than one woman in it: Bo Peep, Hannah, Molly, and Andy's mum (who, despite not being named, is enough of a substantial character to the film to count here I think).
Message posted on 2015-05-23 05:16:06
Alexandre said:
The interaction between Hannah and her mom doesn't make the movie pass the test because the mother is not very relevant to the movie. Andy's mom is also unnamed, but is much more important to the plot - it's not just about being named or not. "Toy Story" is a definite fail when it comes to Bechdel Test.
Message posted on 2016-06-21 21:54:09
Nate disagreed with the rating and said:
I agree with Dallas Robinson. "Mom" was the name for Hannah's mom. This is true from a child's/toy's perspective, and it's also true phonetically. In the context of Hannah's line, "Mom" is used as a name.
Message posted on 2018-03-13 04:04:42
Karto disagreed with the rating and said:
This needs to be changed to 2 out of 3. Dan listed 3 named female characters, arguably more if you accept Mom as the name of a character in a story from a child's point of view.
Message posted on 2020-05-04 23:39:58

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