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Movie Challenge

I saw Inception for the first time this afternoon. It was a great concept that turned out to be well executed. A true rarity in Hollywood since you usually get one or the other, but not both.

Interestingly, Inception is one of very few movies to pass the Bechdel Test, but only just barely. What's the Bechdel Test? you ask. It's pretty simple; a movie must meet the following criteria to pass the test:

1) Have 2 or more female characters with speaking roles.
2) The two female characters must talk to each other.
2) They must talk about something other than a man.

The two female leads in Inception exchange 2-3 sentences about dreams, but it can easily be argued that the context was all about Leonardo's character, especially since it is his dream.

I'm willing to bet that none of you can name 5 films that pass the test. I know I couldn't, even counting Inception.


jcom said…
Thank god for the Sex and the City movies!
Karin said…
I've never heard of the Bechdel test - very interesting! You're right, it is amazing how few movies actually pass it!
Bonzer said…
Is this as in Alison Bechdel? I love when you reference rules made by other lesbians.

I'm going to enter my guess..... Waitress with Keri Russell from a few years ago.

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