Special Features – Why The Bechdel Test Doesn’t Work – Flickering Myth
Do you know what else passes the test? Transformers.
That’s right, one of the most misogynistic and pornographic depictions of a children’s action figure passes the Bechdel Test as it features a scene where two named female characters talk to each other about how pretty Mikaela is rather than how annoying Shia LaBeouf is. Because of this one scene, a Michael Bay movie which features a panning shot of Megan Fox’s backside bent over a car passes the Bechdel Test.
What’s more important: A strong independent female character or a test that proves about as much as BMI and passes a movie like Transformers?
Just forget the Bechdel Test, OK? Focus on something that matters and actually can prove something. The Bechdel test is just way too flawed to ever be referenced.