Miss Representation is a 2011 documentary film written by Jessica Congdon, Claire Dietrich, Jenny Raskin and Jennifer Siebel Newsom directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. "Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation uncovers a glaring reality we live with every... Show More
Miss Representation is a 2011 documentary film written by Jessica Congdon, Claire Dietrich, Jenny Raskin and Jennifer Siebel Newsom directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. "Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. It’s clear the mainstream media objectifies women, but what most people don’t realize is the magnitude of that phenomenon and the way objectification gets internalized—a symbolic annihilation of self-worth—and impedes girls and women from realizing their full potential. While women have made strides in leadership over the past few decades, trivializing and damaging images continue to proliferate. In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that a woman’s value and power lie only in her youth, beauty, and sexuality is pervasive. Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, academics, and activists like Condoleeza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, and Gloria Steinem build momentum as the film accumulates startling facts and statistics that leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective" Quoting the description from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival site. Show Less
Cast: Lisa Ling, Jessica Simpson, Carol Shea-Porter, Lee Rodgers, Barbara J. Berg, M. Gigi Durham, Tina Fey, Marissa Mayer, Nicole Richie, Martha Lauzen, Joan Rivers, Jay Leno, Rush Limbaugh, Rachel Maddow, Barbara Mikulski, Debbie Walsh, Paris Hilton, John Boehner, Dolores Huerta, Pat Mitchell, Lindy DeKoven, Greta Van Susteren, Cory Booker, Glenn Beck, Madonna, Katie Couric, Krystal Ball, Charles Gibson, Tucker Carlson, Devanshi Patel, Marie Wilson, Jaslene Gonzalez, Bill O'Reilly, Jane Fonda, Sean Hannity, Caroline Heldman, Rosario Dawson, Chris Baker, Oliver Middlestaedt, Mika Brzezinski, Ronald Reagan, Olympia Snowe, Geraldine Ferraro, Walter Mondale, Dee Dee Myers, Mike Barnicle, Andrea Mitchell, Daphne Zuniga, Malkia Cyril, Britney Spears, Mary Tyler Moore, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Keith Olbermann, Montana Newsom, Bill Maher, Pat Buchanan, Sandra Oh, Lesley Stahl, Christopher Hitchens, Ellen DeGeneres, Andrea Jung, Amy Klobuchar, Paul Haggis, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Michele Bachmann, Ursula Burns, Charles Barkley, Richard Nixon, Catherine Hardwicke, Dianne Feinstein, Michael Savage, Mark Levin, Amy Poehler, Jim Steyer, Christina Aguilera, Ed Schultz, Jennifer L. Lawless, Barbara Walters, Margaret Cho, Ranna Patel, Susan Molinari, Indra Nooyi, Candy Crowley, Dana Perino, Carole Jenkins, Nancy Pelosi, Gavin Newsom, Erika Falk, Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Todd, Jehmu Greene, Nicole Polizzi, Condoleezza Rice, Geena Davis, Jackson Katz, Sarah Palin, Jean Kilbourne, Jan Yanehiro, Joe Scarborough, Alex Castellanos, Tracy Morgan, Peter Jennings, Dan Rather, Penn Jillette, Jennifer Pozner, Jessica Shambora (Show Less)
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