Miss Representation is on TV Tonight!

Set those DVRs, because Miss Representation airs tonight on OWN at 9/8 central! The film, which explores the representations of women in the media and politics, is a must-watch for anyone who consumes media or cares about women (read: everyone). Check out the extended trailer for a sneak peek:

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

Stay tuned to Bitch Radio too, because tomorrow's podcast will include our thoughts on the film!

Here are some links to interviews with the filmmakers and collaborators (as well as some additional resources) to get you ready for tonight's premiere:

poster for Miss Representation. Rosie the Riveter holds an iPhone. text reads, you can't be what you can't see.

  • An interview with Jennifer Siebel Newsom and some of the film's participants (Feminist.com)
  • Some insights on the film from participant Jenn Pozner (WIMN)
  • Represent Us, a space created by the Miss Representation team where anyone can post a video about how they wish to be represented in the media.
  • Sexy or Sexism?, a forum that monitors the major television networks, aiming raise awareness and provide opportunities for honest and open conversation. (Miss Representation)
  • A review of the film by Jessica Bennett with some additional insights from the filmmakers (The Daily Beast)

Will you be watching tonight? Be sure to let us know what you think!

by Kelsey Wallace
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3 Comments Have Been Posted

This film also needs to be on DVD

Because it is killing me that my recorder is broken. While it's great that it's on OWN, the reality is that the network does not have as many viewers as perceived by the "status quo" of critics. I know Oprah fans who had to cut their over-priced cable packages down to where they cannot get the network because they have to pay more in order to get it, or had to cut their cable out entirely.While the promotions I have seen for this are emphasizing that it is a must-see film to watch, I am afraid that the audiences will be too small to justify future airings of it. I really, really hope that DVD release plans are being considered for this.It would be a disservice to the social justice movement of teaching society that the objectification of women, famous or not, should never, ever be accepted as a "survival skill" to survive and thrive in life.

DVR is set- thanks!

DVR is set- thanks!

Where can I get a copy?

I found out about this documentary on my facebook feed via your updates. Excellent film and I hope to see it again/share with others.

Thanks bitch media :)

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