The Bechdel test will never stop being relevant, and it was buzzier than ever this year. Here are 10 films that passed with flying colors in 2013. The Bechdel Test is based on cartoonist, Alison Bechdel’s, comic strip, “The Rule,” which suggests gender bias in contemporary cinema. The Rule consists of three parts:
1. The film must have two or more women
2. These women must talk to each other
The Belchers: Bob, Linda, Tina, Gene, and Louise live above their burger joint, Bob’s Burgers, on the boardwalk of an undisclosed shore town. Being stationed right across the street from the best restaurant in town, Jimmy Pesto’s, is tough, but running the family business as a unit is much tougher. Bob (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) and Linda (John Roberts) are your average blue collar couple raising three eccentric kids.
During the season finale of Master of None on Netflix, Aziz Ansari‘s Dev begins to have second thoughts about his relationship with Rachel (Noël Wells) while watching two friends get hitched. Sinking into his own subconscious, Dev succumbs to a bleak, black-and-white flash forward: he and Rachel are now at the altar, wondering what the heck they’re doing. “Rachel, I’m not 100% sure about this,” he begins. “Are you the one person I’m supposed to be with forever? I don’t fuckin’ know.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".