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 Lion King (2019) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Jack on 2019-07-21 16:46:19.



Lily said:
There are a couple of conversations between Nala and Sarabi (two named lionesses), and Nala and Shenzi (the named lead hyena who is female).

During Scar's reign, there is a discussion between Nala and Sarabi about what to do regarding the crisis in the Pridelands. Scar is mentioned in one line, but he is not the main focus of the conversation; rather, they debate what the lionesses' next course of action should be.

Nala: "We have to do something, Sarabi. We have to fight!"
Sarabi: "Nala, Scar is the king."
Nala: "But YOU are our QUEEN! We should leave before it's too late."
Sarabi: "We must all stay together and protect the Pridelands. This is our home. We must never abandon it."
Nala: "This isn't the home I remember."
Sarabi: "Our time will come, Nala. Be patient."

Additionally, at the climax, Nala and Shenzi face off. Before attacking one another, they have this exchange:

Shenzi: "This is a meal I've waited my whole life for."
Nala: "I've been waiting too. And I'm not a cub anymore!"

It's not much, but it's at least an improvement from the original.
Message posted on 2019-09-03 01:41:46
A_Librarian disagreed with the rating and said:
Nala and Sarabi only talk to each other about Simba and Scar.
Message posted on 2019-09-30 20:52:46

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