Saturday, February 18, 2012

Miss Representation

Just thought I'd post this up here in light of this week's reading by Jean Kilbourne: "Cutting Girls Down to Size."

Miss Representation is a documentary-turned-movement addressing the current state of how the media portrays women, from movies to fashion to politics and beyond. I'm working on a proposal to try to get the filmmakers to present a screening of Miss Representation here at UNL, and I think once you watch the trailer you'll agree that this documentary--in conjunction with our readings this week--would definitely be a good idea.

Newest Miss Representation Trailer (2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection) from Miss Representation on Vimeo.

1 comment:

  1. Betsey,

    This looks like it would be a great film to see! I love how the ideas tie directly in with our readings for the week.

    One of the more powerful lines (to me) was when little girls and boys were asked as children about what they wanted to be when they grew up and an equal number said president... but during adolescense the number of girls who wanted to be president had significantly dwindled. This was followed shortly by some analysis of how Hilary Clinton was protrayed by the media in the last democratic primaries. I think Stephanie makes an interesting juxtoposition in her blog post for this week when she shows a magazine cover with Clinton next to one of Michelle Obama - Michelle Obama shown in a "safer" light.