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]] Color Out of Space (2019) [imdb]

This movie passed 2 of 3 tests. It was entered by velleda on 2020-04-06 22:10:02.



velleda said:
two main female roles, Lavinia (the daughter) and Theresa (the mother), who are named. But it seems to me that when they talk they only talk about men (the geologist, the father, the brothers), or subjects related to men, the behaviour of lavinia with the geologist, the lack of cooking talent of Nathan (the father). They are separated in the middle of the film and when they are reunited one of them can't speak anymore.

There is also the mayor and the reporter who are women but who are not named.

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Message posted on 2020-04-06 22:10:02
Hayley disagreed with the rating and said:
Lavina and her mother talk about their own relationship throughout the film. It passes.
Message posted on 2021-04-12 16:33:36
Alex disagreed with the rating and said:
There is only one conversation that passes the Bechdel test in the movie that I could find, and it only passes the test on the slimmest of margins. Theresa and Lavinia are talk while at the dinner table with the family (0:12.52-0:13.05):

Theresa: “What’s the matter? Hmm?”
Lavinia: “Nothing. It’s just…I just don’t think I can handle this. Like it’s been a year of really…I mean…”

And then the Dad and brother cut them off and the conversation ends. It isn’t really about anything substantial, but it is a conversation between two named female characters, thus this movie passes the test.
Message posted on 2023-04-28 03:09:15

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