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]] Midsommar (2019) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Aleksandra on 2019-07-16 20:51:12.



Aleksandra said:
Many important female characters without with the movie wouldn't happen. That talk often about much more important things than most male characters. The whole thing is focused on a young woman Dani who makes most plot-changing decisions.
Message posted on 2019-07-16 20:51:12
julianmarq said:
Just wanna point out that this movie is a great example of how a movie passing the bechdel test is not feminist, and not for the usual "barely passes, females otherwise nonimportant reason".

In this movie the female protagonist is very important... And is also the person who victim blames the guy who got [redacted] and condemns him to death for it. Whatever it is, that is not feminism.
Message posted on 2019-10-22 00:28:04
Mayqueen said:
Julian, you’re really saying the victim in the film is anyone other than Dani? She is gaslit the entire film, which was the whole point. It was an emotionally toxic relationship, and the guy was lying to her the entire time, and he also stole his friend’s thesis idea and lied about it. The boyfriend was the villain.
Message posted on 2020-05-31 00:11:21
Michael said:
Neither Dani nor Christian were the villains. The villains were the Hårga and their white supremacist ways. Yes, Dani is treated unfairly throughout the movie. Yes, Christian is "blamed" for his assault at the end; but this is not endorsed by the film. Dani has become enthralled by the villains at the end as she comes to embrace the white supremacist cult of the commune.
Message posted on 2020-12-10 23:37:26
julianmarq said:
Regardless of whether it was endorsed by the film or not, I didn't say that it was. My point is that it was definitely endorsed by her.

And he certainly was blamed, no scare quotes about it.
Message posted on 2021-05-19 01:24:14
Grace disagreed with the rating and said:
I disagree with this rating. The women in the film with names ONLY talk about their relationships with the men. Yes, Dani and the Harga women talk about other things but the Harga women are not given names.
Message posted on 2021-05-20 12:59:49
wikasika said:
Julian think you didn't understand the assignment, this movie was made after Ari Aster's breakup. Christian had to die at the end because it was supposed to be a symbol of the end of a certain phase in life .But what can you know. You are just a lemur.
Message posted on 2021-05-24 09:25:48
Dani disagreed with the rating and said:
At the movie's begining, Dani speaks on the phone with her friend Amy (she receivs an sms from her when they arrive in Sweden to wish her happy birthday), but it's only about Christian. And I think the Harga women doesn't count, they are not really given names.
Message posted on 2023-04-30 02:03:15

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