Questions tagged [bechdel-test]

The Bechdel Test is a sort of litmus test for female presence in fictional media. Typical questions for this tag are along the lines of "Does X pass the Bechdel test?". The test's three criteria are: 1. It has to have at least two [named] women in it 2. Who talk to each other 3. About something besides a man

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Does Harry Potter pass the Bechdel test?

The Bechdel test "is a measure of the representation of women in fiction. It asks whether a work features at least two women who talk to each other about something other than a man. The requirement ...
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Does Earthsea pass the Bechdel test?

Does Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin pass the Bechdel test? (I was just told by a fan that it did; but they weren't fan enough to have proof from the books, and I vaguely recollect it had a mostly-male ...
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Does Alien actually pass the Bechdel test?

The Bechdel test originated in ‘The Rule’, a 1985 cartoon by Alison Bechdel. In it, a character describes the test as something she uses to determine which movies she'll see: One, it has to have at ...
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Do "Conan" movies pass Bechdel test?

This was asked somewhat in jest in the (now-deleted) comments to another question I posted, and it got me curious: Do "Conan" movies pass Bechdel test? They are based on notoriously non-Bechdel-...
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Does Michael Moorcock's Elric pass Bechdel test?

Michael Moorcock positions himself as a strong pro-feminist. As such, one would expect all his works to pass Bechdel test with flying colors. Does "Elric of Melniboné" (which Wikipedia calls his ...
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Do Lord of the Rings or The Silmarillion pass the Bechdel test?

Motivation Let's face it, Tolkien wasn't much of a promoter of women's equality (to say the least). Thus there are no female characters in the Hobbit. the Lord of the Rings certainly has several (...
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