Girls Club Entertainment and Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers held a private screening of “Miss Representation” on Monday, March 28, 2011. This film by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, was shown at the Letterman Digital Arts Theatre in San Francisco.
Following the screening, guests were treated to cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and an exclusive Q&A with Jennifer Siebel Newsom herself. In celebration of this special evening, Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers made a donation to the film’s social action campaign.
“Miss Representation” is a powerful film that investigates the underestimation of women in high-ranking positions of power. With stories from teenage girls to famous figures like Condoleeza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, and Katie Couric, this eye-opening movie confronts the media’s inadequate understanding of what it means to be an influential woman in today’s society.
Newsom became inspired to make this film when she became pregnant with a baby girl. She began to become more curious about today’s advertising world and how it can drastically change someone’s perspective about extremely minute things. According to the Sundance Film Festival Review, this documentary “deconstructs the insidious role of visual media in the widespread, unbalanced depiction of women and girls everywhere.”