Recently I posted an article about the soon to be released movie Christopher Robin and expressed my doubts about it passing the Bechdel Test--a test that serves as an indicator of the active presence of women in movies. Now it is out, and I have seen it. Even though no two women ever speak it still passes the Bechdel Test—just barely--because two named female characters (a mother and daughter) exchange a few lines about something besides a man. These exchanges make up less than five minutes of the 1 hr 44 min. movie. The rest of the time all the dialogue is between males or a male and a female. So in terms of voice this Disney movie, like countless Disney movies that came before it, scores poorly in terms of voice. As I asked in my previous post about this movie (July 23, 2018): If it does not strike you as odd that no two women ever speak in a feature length movie ask yourself this: how many movies can you name in which no two men ever speak?
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