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Best: "Miss Representation"
Best: “Miss Representation”
There were plenty of movies at Sundance that fell under the horror rubric, but perhaps the most terrifying was in the documentary category: “Miss Representation.” The picture, directed and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, examined the way the media portrays women, coming to the conclusion that in this alleged age of enlightenment, a woman’s looks are still the barometer by how she is judged—and valued— no matter how mighty her other accomplishments. Through interviews with Condeleeza Rice, Gloria Steinem, Geena Davis and many others and piling daunting statistic after daunting statistic to back up her claims, Newsom portrays a world in which we all share the blame, but, happily, can be part of the cure. You’ll never look at Jessica Simpson or any other lovely who’s pretending to sell some talent, but is really only selling sex in the same way. A must for parents with daughters.
- Melinda Newman