Joe's Review of Miss Representation
Less pretentious than informative, Miss Representation is an honest look at women in all forms of media through the eyes of Jennifer Siebel Newsom. As an actress on television shows such as Mad Men and Numb3rs, as well as a multitude of film and stage appearances, Newsom is no stranger to the image of women as portrayed by major outlets and multiple mediums. Miss Representation examines the stereotypes of beauty and success and inspires women of all ages to cast them aside and love themselves for who they really are. But what is most impressive about Newsom's directorial debut is that it uses a lighter feminist touch, opting to involve a variety of male perspectives to assist in the ultimate goal of making women's lives better through media reform.