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Bechdel Test Post #5

More apologies for the decrease in posting – my work has blocked blog access, and my evenings have been filled with activity. Still doing the job hunt thing, but I can promise an Eclipse movie review and a summary/wrap-up of the June Bechdel Test this week. In the interim, enjoy another enlightening Bechdel Post!

PUSH

Bechdel Test for Women

1. It has two or more women in it (with names): Cassie Holmes, Kira Hudson, Emily Hu, Teresa Stowe, Pop Girl

2. At least two women talk to each-other: Cassie and Teresa. Cassie and Emily. Pop Girl and Cassie.

3. Cassie and Teresa talk about her mother and the Division. Cassie and Emily talk about the bead and convince her to help them. Pop Girl and Cassie talk about the suitcase and the future.

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Bechdel Test for Men

1. It has two or more men in it (with names): Nick, Henry Carver, Hook Waters, Pinky Stein, Victor Budarin

2. At least two men talk to each-other: Nick and Carver. Nick and Hook Waters.

3. Nick and Carver talk about the future and the girl. Nick and Hook Waters talk about the Division and finding a sniffer.

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Bechdel Test for Race

1. It has two or more people of color in it (with names): Agent Carver, Emily Hu, Hook Waters, Pop Girl, Pop Boys, Pop Father

2. At least two people of color talk to each-other: Pop Girl and Pop Father. Pop Girl and Pop Boys

3. Pop Girl and Pop Father talk about the syringe being in the suitcase. Pop Girl also mentions the suitcase location to the Pop Boys and hopes it elicits the love from her father which she cannot. Editorializing: It’s a great moment.

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This movie PASSES the female test, PASSES the male test and barely PASSES the Bechdel Test for Race.

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ECLIPSE – The Book

Bechdel Test for Women

1. It has two or more women in it (with names): Bella, Alice, Rosalie, Esme, Angela, Renee Swan, Jessica Stanley, Jane

2. At least two women talk to each-other: Bella and Rosalie. Bella and Angela. Bella and Alice. Bella and Jessica. Bella and Renee.

3. Bella and Rosalie talk about Rosalie’s past and why she doesn’t want Bella to become a vampire. Bella and Angela make plans to hang out and discuss graduation but they also talk about Edward. Bella and Alice have several conversations throughout the book – many of them center on either Edward, clothes, cars or parties. Bella and Jessica discuss graduation. Bella and Renee talk about Edward.

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Bechdel Test for Men

1. It has two or more men in it (with names): Edward, Jacob Black, Carlisle, Emmet, Jasper, Charlie

2. At least two men talk to each-other: Edward and Jacob. Edward and Charlie. Edward and Jasper.

3. Edward and Jacob talk primarily of Bella, but they also discuss how to fight the newborns. Edward and Charlie discuss Bella as well. Edward and Jasper talk about fighting the newborns.

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Bechdel Test for Race

1. It DOES have two or more people of color in it (with names): Jacob Black, Leah Clearwater, Sam Uley, Billy Black, Paul, Embry

2. At least two people of color talk to each-other: Jacob and Paul. Billy Black and the Quileute wolves. Jacob Black and Leah Clearwater.

3. At least two people of color talk to each-other: Jacob and Paul talk about food. Billy Black tells the story of the Quileutes to the tribe members. Jacob Black and Leah Clearwater talk about Bella and Edward.

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The book PASSES the female test, PASSES the male test and also PASSES the Bechdel Test for Race.

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TRUE BLOOD – Season 3, Episode 2 and 3

Bechdel Test for Women

1. It has two or more women in it (with names): Sookie, Tara, Jessica, Pam, Arlene

2. At least two women talk to each-other: Jessica and Pam. Sookie and Tara.

3. Jessica and Pam talk about hiding a dead body and how to drain a victim without killing them (3.2). Sookie and Tara talk about the funeral for Eggs and Sookie invites Tara to live with her again (3.3).

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Bechdel Test for Men

1. It has two or more men in it (with names): Bill, Eric, Alcide, Jason, Sheriff Dearborn, Russell Edgington, Hoyt, Andy, Sam, Tommy

2. At least two men talk to each-other: Bill and Russell. Jason and Hoyt. Jason and Andy Bellfleur. Sam and Tommy.

3. Bill and Russell discuss the Queen of Louisiana and why he was kidnapped (3.2 and 3.3). Jason and Hoyt talk about Jason taking a police officer exam (3.3). Jason and Andy discuss the death of Eggs (3.2 and 3.3). Sam and Tommy talk about their childhoods (3.2).

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Bechdel Test for Race

1. It DOES have two or more people of color in it (with names): Tara, Lafayette, Lettie Mae,

2. At least two people of color talk to each-other: Tara and Lafayette (3.2). Lafayette and Lettie Mae (3.2).

3. At least two people of color talk to each-other: Tara and Lafayette discuss how to survive their messed up lives. Lafayette and Lettie Mae talk about Tara.

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Both episodes 2 and 3 PASS the female test, episodes two and three also PASS the male test but only episode two PASSES the Bechdel Test for Race.

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About tinyheroes

Mindy Crouchley is a 33 year old woman with a degree in English and Technical Writing from Portland State University. She has accumulated three+ years experience in the Marketing and Communications field - with an emphasis on creating digital media content. She has been reading comic books since she was 10 years old. She currently lives in outer southeast Portland with her spouse Dan Robertson, her baby girl, and their dog - Jabba the pug. She spends her free time devouring books, crafting cosplay, video gaming, attending comic cons, writing stories/screenplays, attending book to film adaptation club meetings, volunteering, and watching copious amounts of TV and movies.

5 responses to “Bechdel Test Post #5”

  1. 1979semifinalist says :

    I’m loving these Bechdel inspired reviews you’re doing.

    And you’ve been nominated! 🙂

    http://1979semifinalist.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/kreativ-blogger-award/

    • tinyheroes says :

      Thank you – this is awesome! I’m going to definitely pass along the love in a post tomorrow. 🙂 You will certainly appear somewhere in the list as one of my favorite lady comic bloggers!

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