Films that fail the Reverse Bechdel Testby uhrig888-677-841561 | created - 14 May 2014 | updated - 14 May 2014 | Public
The Bechdel Test is straightforward enough. It is a test that was devised to point out how little movies have a tendency to focus on female characters. There are three standards:
1. The movie has more than one female character.
2. Two or more women talk to each other.
3. They talk about something besides a man.
Though this is a very low standard, it's really surprising how many films do not pass this test or just barely pass. On the other hand, virtually every movie ever made passes the REVERSE Bechdel Test: 1. The movie has more than one male character. 2. Two or more men talk to each other. 3. They talk about something besides a woman. What I am trying to do here is gather up list of films that fail the Reverse Bechdel Test.
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1. The Women (1939)
Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama
A study of the lives and romantic entanglements of various interconnected women.
Votes: 12,645 | Gross: $2.27M
There are no male characters in this movie.
2. The Descent (2005)
R | 99 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller
A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.
Votes: 202,258 | Gross: $26.02M
Only real male character is Paul, the husband, who appears only in flashbacks.
3. Juno (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama
Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding the unborn child.
Votes: 492,313 | Gross: $143.50M
I've heard this fails the Reverse Bechdel Test, though honestly it's been too long since I've seen it for me to say for sure.
4. Persona (1966)
Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Thriller
A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personae are melding together.
Haven't seen it, but according to it's page it only has one real male character.