MissRepresentation – Media Form Chart Form Title: “Miss Representation” Topic: Sexism in the United States of America Film Details: Jennifer Siebel Newsom (2011), 1 hour and 30 mins, WFCC Award Winner Main Message: The documentary, Miss Representation, explores how the media continues to under represent women, especially women in positions of power, by dehumanizing and portraying them as objects. Elements of the Documentary Specific Examples Is this element effective in helping convey the message? Explain. Purpose -Narrative Styles Expository -Voice over by Jennifer Siebel Newsom -Explains reasoning for making the documentary § She was horrified by the thought of raising her daughter in a culture that demeans, degrades and disrespects women on a regular basis -Tells the audience her personal experience § She speaks about her experience with her coach preying on her vulnerabilities and violating her, causing her to shut down and develop an eating disorder The Expository Styles works best for Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s voiceover as she describes her reasoning behind making the documentary and speaks about her own personal experiences. She is able to convey her story to the audience, causing them to watch and look for similarities between themselves and the director of the documentary.
Maker Jennifer Siebel Newsom Target Groups Targeted specifically towards young boys and girls. Although, everyone is free to watch this documentary, it was targeted specifically towards young girls and boys because of how easily they are influenced and the maturation of their brains. The media causes young girls to focus only on their appearance, leading them to fall behind on their education and lack motivation when seeking jobs that guarantee someone power. Young boys are often left emotionally constipated by media after being shown that it is considered submissive and unmanly to show emotion. Voices Pat Mitchell Gavin Newsom Jackson Katz Gloria Steinem Jim Steyer Jennifer Lawless Marissa Mayer Cory Booker Jean Kilbourne Condoleezza Rice Jennifer Pozner Dolores Huerta Margaret Cho Marie Wilson Katie Couric Devanshi Patel M. Gigi Durham Oliver Middelstaedt Caroline Heldman Geena Davis Lisa Ling Montana Newsom Jane Fonda Susan Molinari Paul Haggis Dana Perino Martha Lauzen Candy Crowley Daphne Zuniga Dee Dee Myers Rachel Maddow Malkia Cyril Nancy Pelosi Jessica Shamboro Dianne Feinstein Jan Yenhiro Erika Falk Jehmu Greene Lindy DeKoven Rosario Dawson Barbara J.
Berg Catherine Hardwicke Jennifer Todd