Passing the Bechdel Test in 2013

My last thought before 2013 disappears.

(And then, FYI, 2014 will pick up riiiight where this leaves off.)

A very interesting post on the Tribeca Film site about 10 Bechdel Test-passing films from 2013. There’s a very interesting bit in there that you’re sure to be very interested in. Go and take a look at it. I’ll wait.

Did you see it? I’d bet you did. Just about 70% of those films had women involved in their writing and/or directing. Women, it seems, are keenly interested in having reflective, nuanced, smart, multi-faceted women on screen.

And, let us not forget, these were (mostly) great films. Let’s look forward to more of these in 2014.

Mysteries We Love: That Mystery Executive… (@MysteryExec)

A quick post (before more on year-end list-ness tomorrow) to give a quick shout out…

One of the resources I was most pleasantly surprised to discover in 2013 was [Mystery Executive] on Twitter.

Random? Sure. After all @MysteryExec doesn`t necessarily give out advice or tips or solicit you to part with your monies like the gurus do, but there is a whole lotta action going down like, oh I dunno, this:

MysteryExec’s advice to male screenwriters on writing women

In a more random and less related note, I found a few of these Me to We cards when going through my stash of holiday cards left over from last year. (Found them after I bought a bunch of Unicef cards for this year though, damnit!) I think I`m going to send these out from now on, though. They`ll carry my favourite message from 2013 into 2014 and beyond.

#BeTheChange

(Thank you for your kind words, courage and leadership @MysteryExec)