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]] Aladdin (2019) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Marit on 2019-05-25 11:41:18.

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Marit said:
The movie shows Jasmine and her handmaiden Dahlia speaking about how Jasmine would love to be sultan, but she isn't allowed to because she is a woman.
Message posted on 2019-05-25 11:41:18
HK disagreed with the rating and said:
even though Jasmin is a powerful character, being a role model for many girls who watched it, I still don't think this movie should pass the test. The conversation between Dahlia and Jasmin that was mentioned above was extremely short. Shorter than a minute for sure. Most of the time they talk about her marriage and about Aladdin.
Message posted on 2019-08-29 11:55:59
Tori said:
Please note that this is the Live Action version of the film. Jasmine doesn't have a handmaiden to talk to in the original animation.
Message posted on 2019-09-06 20:46:57
Brittany said:
I cannot disagree or agree, while I think it is awesome that the 2019 live action film added the character of Dalia the handmaiden to incorporate another female role. I also think most if all their interactions were based around male context. Yes, jasmine and Dalia spoke about her wishes of becoming sultan but in the same scene talking about a "handsome prince". Then later in the same conversation referring back to the "useless prince".
Message posted on 2019-11-06 03:07:08
Maria Chiara disagreed with the rating and said:
I don't think the movie passes the test. Yes there are two named female characters, yes they talk to each other but ALWAYS about a male. The conversation about the wish of Jasmine to be sultan is actually just a couple of sentences.
Message posted on 2020-01-21 16:59:06
Alex Hill said:
There’s no requirement that there be a long conversation not about a man. This is a (common) case where passing the test doesn’t mean there’s much of substance discussed between female characters, much as I love the way they gave Jasmine agency and power in a way that she didn’t get in the original as well as the character of Dalia. But I think the movie clearly passes the test.
Message posted on 2020-04-22 03:43:44
ben said:
I agree with Alex Hill. The test doesn't require the entirety of a conversation not to include discussions of men, just for at least one interaction to be about something other than a man.
Message posted on 2020-06-22 16:31:11

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