Miss Representation (2011)

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Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.




  • Gloria Steinem in Miss Representation (2011)
  • Jennifer Siebel Newsom in Miss Representation (2011)
  • Shari Frilot at an event for Miss Representation (2011)
  • Condoleezza Rice in Miss Representation (2011)
  • Jennifer Siebel Newsom and Devanshi Patel in Miss Representation (2011)
  • Jennifer Siebel Newsom at an event for Miss Representation (2011)

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  • Self - Filmmaker, 'Killing Us Softly', Author and Senior Scholar, Wellesley Centers for Women
    (as Jean Kilbourne EdD)
  • Self - CEO, Common Sense Media, Lawyer & Professor of Civil Rights, Stanford University
  • Self - Anchor, CBS Evening News
  • Self - Comedienne, Actor & Activist
  • Self - Author 'The Lolita Effect', Associate Professor of Journalism, University of Iowa
  • Self - Executive Director Women in Media & News, Author Reality Bites Back
  • Self - Associate Professor of Political Science, Occidental College
    (as Caroline Heldman PhD)
  • Self - President & CEO, Paley Center for Media, Former President & CEO of PBS
  • Self - Lieutenant Governor, California, Former Mayor of San Francisco
  • Self - Feminist Organizer & Writer, Co-Founder Women's Media Center
  • Self - Associate Professor of Government, Director, Women & Politics Institute, American University
  • Self - Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
  • Self - Former U.S. Secretary of State, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor of Political Economy, Stanford University
  • Self - Activist & Co-Founder, United Farm Workers Union, Dolores Huerta Foundation


Jennifer Siebel Newsom , Kimberlee Acquaro


Jacoba Atlas (consulting writer), Jessica Congdon, Claire Dietrich, Jenny Raskin (story consultant), Jennifer Siebel Newsom

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26 October 2011 | tvtiguy
| Worth watching, but not stellar execution
First off - I'm a guy. Albeit a guy who had graduate level feminist media theory classes 20 years ago - I'm a guy none-the-less. And I think people who know me would probably consider me "a guy's guy" overall.

The film is filled with much of what we studied in graduate school in the early 90s. So I guess there was a lot of "no duh" moments for me in it. But if it opens some people's eyes then it's worth it. The messages are essential to the health of our daughters, sons and country as a whole. Many of what I thought were the most important parts of the film were "glossed over," but that may be my view/perspective. For example, to me THE MOST important point in the film is that TV shows are essentially "made for men 18-34." Why - because that demographic doesn't really watch TV unless they're driven to the set somehow. TV show creators don't worry about women - because women watch TV anyway.

Think about that - most of us can agree that most of what's on TV is crap. And yet, the people who make TV don't worry about losing the female audience at all. Until women turn off the crap on TV, I doubt that will change.

Hit or miss (no pun intended) outing for a first time director. Great messages, important content, mediocre execution. Probably too much "sexual imagery" for me to let my 12 year old daughter watch it - but soon. And everyone over 15 should be aware of the subject matter. This is as good a way as any.

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