The Bechdel test is a test which helps identify gender bias in fiction. The test is pretty simple, and obviously isn’t a completely reliable indicator attitudes towards women. Nonetheless, it’s an interesting thought experiment—even today the majority of fictional works fail it, so it can be fun to find counterexamples.
The test works like this: A novel, play, movie, or other fictional work passes the test only if (1) it has at least two women in it (2) who talk to each other (3) about something other than a man.
My challenge is as follows: can you name any fictional work in which the only speaking roles are for women, but which still fails the Bechdel test?