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"Miss Representation," on the Destructive Portrayal of Women in the Media, Coming Soon to DVD

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by Jasmin
March 13, 2012 3:25 PM
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Miss Representation, the documentary featuring conversations with Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson, and others on the impact of women's portrayals in the media, comes to DVD April 10th.

The film's DVD release by Virgil Films & Entertainment follows a successful 2011 Sundance Film Festival premiere, a stint as part of OWN's Documentary Club, as well as a nationwide screening tour throughout film festivals, universities and institutions.

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation charges maintream media with presenting portrayals of women that make it difficult for women and girls to see their leadership potential.

An interesting film, which seems to extend one of the conversations explored in Byron Hurt's 2006 documentary Beyond Beats and Rhymes, which touched on misogyny and exploitation of women in hip hop.

See an extended trailer for the film below:

Miss Representation 8 min. Trailer 8/23/11 from Miss Representation on Vimeo.

For more on Miss Represenation, visit the film's website.

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  • Nadine | March 13, 2012 4:41 PMReply

    Hmmm. I wonder if they'll cover how the media teaches American males and females, specifically, that some women deserve to be loved and cherished while others are the undeserving. I just don't think they'll talk about their privilege...hmmm. Searching for Debra Winger? Come now... When you don't tell the whole story, your argument gets pshawed not that it matters coming from me, a member of the undeserving. Yeah, this stuff makes me crotchety...

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