6:30PM – Doors Open
7:30PM – Film Starts
Tickets on sale in person at Tampa Theatre box office.
Sponsorsed by The Junior League of Tampa.
“The film’s message is unequivical: The mainstream media has a double standard for woman leaders.” – Politico
“Through personal stories and provocative interviews, [the film] crystalizes the relevance of the media and its portrayal of women in today’s society.” – Lisa Erspamer Chief Creative Officer for OWN
At a Glance: Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.
Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.
In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors.
Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.
Click here to view the trailer and website.
Director/Writer: Jennifer Siebel Newsom