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]] Gisaengchung (2019) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Sophie on 2019-06-21 10:33:22.

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Sophie said:
All female characters are named. The wife and the female employees talk frequently but mostly about the children, focusing on the male children so there is a doubt on whether the test is passed.
Message posted on 2019-06-21 10:33:22
Alex said:
There is a scene with the wife talking to the original housekeeper about spying on/barging in on their new tutor. Additionally, when the old housekeeper meets the new housekeeper during the rainy night, they do talk a little about something other than men. The rich mother and daughter don't talk much (as that is their relationship), with the daughter often mentioning her tutor, but they do have some lines about food later in the film.
Message posted on 2019-12-17 05:04:06
mcmuffin5 said:
One scene that clearly passes the test is when the rich mom calls the fake maid service company (who is actually Jessica pretending). The entire phone call is about signing up to hire a maid, no man is mentioned at all.
Message posted on 2020-02-04 05:02:34
Justin said:
It's not dubious. Yeon-gyo (the rich wife) talks to Jessica impersonating someone from a staffing agency about hiring a new housekeeper. Later, Jessica tells her mom to just leave the food outside next time while she's tutoring (not mentioning Da-song's name). Also, Moon-gwang talks to Chung-sook over the intercom about letting her in. That's at least three separate instances.
Message posted on 2020-03-08 11:49:49
femmeapples said:
3/3 no question about it! I rang the bech-bell during a scene where the housekeeper, Moon-gwang, offers some plum extract to the rich family mother, Yeon Kyo, and she says "What? Sure."

Not only the first non-english film to win Best Picture Oscar, but also the first Bechdel Test Passing non-english film to win the Best Picture Oscar!
Message posted on 2020-04-24 04:34:51

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