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]] Tall Girl (2019) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Aegee on 2019-09-15 13:15:16.



Aegee said:
The main character Jodi talks to several other female characters: her sister Harper, her best friend Fareeda, and her nemesis Kimmy. Most of the conversations with Kimmy are probably male-centered, but she talks to Fareeda about body issues and her lack of confidence in her body. She also talks to Harper about her dress, her pageants, and a few other things.

One conversation that undeniably passes is when Fareeda confronts Jodi in the bathroom after Kimmy prank calls Jodi. It's all about Fareeda telling Jodi to be confident in her body and who she is.
Message posted on 2019-09-15 13:15:16
Sunde disagreed with the rating and said:
I really, really, don't think that this movie is feminist or should have passed the test. Although it corresponds with the criteria, almost the whole movie is about Jodi trying to "get the guy". Her sister is always only talking to her about beauty, and her mother doesn't support her true passions at all. In fact, when Jodi says she wants to change her look and find a new outfit, her mom seems glad. Therefore, this movie is not quite the ideal "feminist movie" and makes a terrible example for young girls with unusual heights.
Message posted on 2020-04-10 01:27:31
ben said:
Sunde, the test isn't asking whether or not a movie is feminist...The test is asking whether a film meets the three requirements listed at the top.
Message posted on 2020-06-22 16:37:03

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