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 Hustle (2019) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Mellot on 2019-05-11 17:50:33.



Mellot said:
The overarching premise of the movie is about two women who are con artists hustling men out of money. There are moments when there is talk not about men (one woman is trying to talk another into letting her out of jail for instance), but it is as a result of hustling men or in between talk about hustling men.
Message posted on 2019-05-11 17:50:33
iguana disagreed with the rating and said:
I think this is a clear pass and not dubious at all. Penny and Josephine talk about their finances, Medusa (who is a female con artist who doesn't con only men), the town Josephine lives in, etc. Josephine and Brigitte talk about Penny, about dinner plans, about selling stolen bracelets, etc. Penny and Brigitte talk about Josephine. Just because they con men for a living doesn't mean they're always talking or thinking about men, and in the whole movie there are almost no moments where two men talk to each other at all about anything.
Message posted on 2020-07-22 13:09:06

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