8.1/10
131
1 user

Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising's Image of Women (2010)

Jean Kilbourne discusses the representation of women in advertisements.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Jean Kilbourne's pioneering work helped develop and popularize the study of gender representation in advertising. Her award-winning Killing us Softly films have influenced millions of ... See full summary »

Director: Sut Jhally
Stars: Jean Kilbourne
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.

Directors: Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Kimberlee Acquaro
Stars: Christina Aguilera, Michele Bachmann, Chris Baker
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Consuming Kids throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from junk food and ... See full summary »

Directors: Adriana Barbaro, Jeremy Earp
Stars: Daniel Acuff, Enola Aird, Michael Brody
Documentary | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Explores how our culture's narrow definition of masculinity is harming our boys, men and society at large and unveils what we can do about it.

Director: Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Stars: Joe Herman, Michael Kimmel, Caroline Heldman
Half the Sky (2012)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

HALF THE SKY is a passionate call-to-arms, urging us not only to bear witness to the plight of the world's women, but to help to transform their oppression into opportunity. Our future is in the hands of women everywhere.

Director: Maro Chermayeff
Stars: America Ferrera, Nicholas Kristof, Diane Lane
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott
Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

How might your life be better with less?

Director: Matt D'Avella
Stars: Dan Harris, Joshua Becker, Shannon Whitehead
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Directors: Margaret Lazarus, Renner Wunderlich
Stars: Jean Kilbourne
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An examination of the various sexist elements in modern advertising.

Directors: Margaret Lazarus, Renner Wunderlich
Stars: Jean Kilbourne
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Jean Kilbourne ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

Jean Kilbourne discusses the representation of women in advertisements.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2010 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Follows Killing Us Softly (1979) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Dose of Common Sense
13 March 2014 | by (Victoria, BC. Canada) – See all my reviews

This is short documentary, only 45 minutes. It consists of Jean Kilbourne delivering a lecture with slides.

She has done this many times. She is organised and clear. Every point she makes she emphasises with real world examples of ads from magazines. With those example, there is no way anyone could contradict her.

She is not shrill. She is not detached. She just just exudes common sense.

I have not paid much attention to magazine ads for about 30 years. I was shocked how blatantly pornographic and violent they have become.

Companies make money by making people feel bad about themselves. The catch is, this is driving some young women to suicide.

The movie also discussed how pornography sometimes really screws up young males, to the point they can't have sex with real humans.

It also shows how makeup and photoshopping create models completely unlike the original models. Cindy Crawford says she wishes she actually looked like the photo covers of her.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page