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

[[2]] Marriage Story (2019) [imdb]

This movie passed 2 of 3 tests. It was entered by Ammout on 2019-11-11 16:17:41.

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Clare disagreed with the rating and said:
Nora and Nicole have a number of conversations that aren't about men - Nora's discussion about the Virgin Mary, for example.
Message posted on 2019-12-10 19:24:29
shorty said:
Surprised this one doesn't have tons of comments already.
There are plenty of named female characters characters who do speak to each other but always about a man, men in general, or relationships in general.
However the movie is ABOUT relationships so obviously that's what most characters would be talking about.
This is a prime of example of a film that presents well-written females and could be considered a feminist work but doesn't pass the difficult Bechdel Test due to the very specific requirements.
Message posted on 2020-01-11 22:03:14
Joe said:
Almost every named woman has to talk to Nicole about Charlie, so it passes 2/3.
Message posted on 2020-01-13 16:10:35
Eggy disagreed with the rating and said:
Laura Dern and Scarlett Johansson talk about her acting career before talking about her marriage to Adam Driver. Doesn't that count?
Message posted on 2020-01-17 04:55:24
Kathryn Dennett disagreed with the rating and said:
There are more than 3 named women, they have many conversations with each other, and while many of them do have to do with a man, there are at least a few times when they talk about careers.
Message posted on 2020-01-23 15:23:29

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