For those not familiar with this test developed by cartoonist Allison Bechdel
, here's an explanation:
Star Trek Into Darkness
1. It has to have at least two [named] women in it
2. Who talk to each other
3. About something besides a man
only passed 1 of the 3 tests, and was panned by many of the ladies who use the site that the test is featured at:
Star Trek Into DarknessBechdel test
Two named female characters: Uhura and Dr. Marcus. They are very occassionally on screen together but do not interact in any way. No women share any dialogue or interaction at any point in the film.
Message posted on 2013-05-09 22:13:53
Very disappointing! They also add a very contrived, pointless and, frankly, just damn awkward getting-the-new-female-character-into-her-underwear scene.. I assume for the benefit of the trailer.
Message posted on 2013-05-10 01:12:51
Not gonna lie - I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. But *wow* does it ever fail this test! The only time you have two female characters talk to each other is when the naked twin alien women Kirk is in bed with ask each other if he's really going to leave them to answer his phone. Total fail!