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: Jessica Simpson, M. Gigi Durham, Lisa Ling, Lee Rodgers, Barbara J. Berg, Tina Fey, Jay Leno, Nicole Richie, Katie Couric, Carole Jenkins, Martha Lauzen, Joan Rivers, 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, Krystal Ball, Mike Barnicle, Andrea Jung, Tucker Carlson, Devanshi Patel, Marie Wilson, Lesley Stahl, Carol Shea-Porter, Jane Fonda, Sean Hannity, Caroline Heldman, Rosario Dawson, Geraldine Ferraro, Oliver Middlestaedt, Mika Brzezinski, Ronald Reagan, Olympia Snowe, Chris Baker, Walter Mondale, Britney Spears, Dee Dee Myers, Jaslene Gonzalez, Daphne Zuniga, Dianne Feinstein, Bill O'Reilly, Mary Tyler Moore, Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Keith Olbermann, Bill Maher, Christopher Hitchens, Montana Newsom, Pat Buchanan, Sandra Oh, Ellen DeGeneres, Michele Bachmann, Amy Klobuchar, Margaret Cho, Charles Gibson, Paul Haggis, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Ursula Burns, Charles Barkley, Richard Nixon, Catherine Hardwicke, Malkia Cyril, Michael Savage, Mark Levin, Amy Poehler, Jim Steyer, Christina Aguilera, Ed Schultz, Jennifer L. Lawless, Barbara Walters, Ranna Patel, Joe Scarborough, Indra Nooyi, Nancy Pelosi, Susan Molinari, Candy Crowley, Dana Perino, Gavin Newsom, Nicole Polizzi, Erika Falk, Oprah Winfrey, Andrea Mitchell, Jennifer Todd, Jehmu Greene, Marissa Mayer, Condoleezza Rice, Sarah Palin, Alex Castellanos, Jackson Katz, Jean Kilbourne, Jan Yanehiro, Tracy Morgan, Jennifer Pozner, Geena Davis, Peter Jennings, Dan Rather, Penn Jillette, Jessica Shambora (Show Less)
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