Friendly Tip: 5 Movies That Pass the Bechdel Test

That female representativeness matters, we, women, already know, but does Hollywood and so many other movie paradises know too? The answer to this question certainly is NO! While the film industry thinks that just thread women into movies is enough, we are sure that it is not, because women are often simply thrown into movies as if they had fallen from the sky, without a name, with few sayings, as background, as a source of happiness for good guys and so on.

It seems like we always have to remember that we also study, listen to music, have problems that are not related to men, think about our career, family, personal tastes, among many other things.

In 1987, the American cartoonist Alison Bechdel created a comic strip (Dykes to watch out for) in which two friends talked about going to the movies, so far, nothing new under the sun, how many times have you done it with your friends too? But the questioning of the comic went out of the story and inspired the Bechdel test, which presents three simple questions about movies, which can also be applied in series, books, novels and so on:

1. Are there two women with names?

2. Do they talk to each other?

3. Do they talk to each other about something other than a man?

It’s necessary to remember that it’s not only because the film passes these criteria, that it is incredible, feminist and revolutionary, but it’s a beginning. In addition to these questions, we need to raise a number of other issues that we must pay attention to and discuss to change our situation to something better! Almost every movie has problems, so maybe it’s time to think if just having woman in movies is enough, questioning if they have different colors, ages, bodies, sexual orientation, and other possibilities. Thinking about it, we put together a list with great movies that pass the test Bechdel for you to watch, so make a popcorn, open Netflix and good movie!

1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

2. The Hunger Games

3. Blue is the warmest color

4. The Help

5. Hidden Figures