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11 Movies In 2013 That Failed The Bechdel Test

The Bechdel test tries to identify gender bias in fiction. Let's see which movies in 2013 failed the test.

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For a piece of work (in this case a movie) to pass the Bechdel test it must:

1. Have at least two named women.

2. These women talk to each other.

3. They must talk about something besides a man.


4. Mud


As someone here said, "The film just isn't interested in them [women]. They are victims, villains or objects of desire for the men and that's it."

That's what I'm talking about! Not really though.


11. This Is the End


Rihanna, Emma Watson, and Mindy Kaling are in this movie. They never talk to each other, but all the alluring conversations they have with the men really draw the viewer in — nope.

To read more about the Bechdel test, see its Wikipedia page or read the BuzzFeed article about an interview with Alison Bechdel.

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