Re: Stereotypes of women in the histories of film and

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Mon, 31 Jan 2000 14:54:19 -0800 (PST)

Sharon Stone! One of the great feminist icons of our time!

If any of the titles below look interesting, let me know, Chris and I'll
provide distributor info:

<bold>Crack in the Tube.</bold>

Humorously de-constructs some of the female roles represented on

television with the underlying suggestion that a greater variety of
visions and

vices ought to be possible

<bold>Dreamworlds 2.

</bold>A controversial video that MTV tried to ban by threat of legal
action if it was

released. Portrays the impact that sex and violence in media have on
society

and culture in our everyday life. Shows scenes from over 165 music
videos

to show how the media portrays masculinity, femininity, sex, and sex
roles.

Includes a scene of a brutal gang rape from the movie, The accused. 57
min.

<bold>Sexual Stereotypes in Media: Superman and the Bride.

</bold>This program shows how pervasive images are of man as Superman and
woman as his slavish bride- on film and TV, in the
fiction on which they are based, even in so-called
documentaries. 40 min.

<bold>Slaying the Dragon.</bold>

This film analyzes the roles and images of Asian women promulgated by the
Hollywood film industry and network television over the
past fifty years. 60 min.

At 02:32 PM 01/31/2000 -0800, you wrote:

>Chris,

>

>TBS aired a really good doc. a couple of years ago on this

>subject entitled, "The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful," hosted by

>Sharon Stone. I couldn't find a distributor for it and called Turner,

>Inc. himself (er, not Ted, but...) and I got a hold of a fellow in

>some sort of customer relations office. He said although it was not

>for sale, he would see if he could get a copy to send me for the

>Representations of Women in Cinema course we needed it for.

>(classroom use only, etc.) I never heard from him again, alas, but

>try to keep my eyes open for it whenever I'm plowing through this

>week's mound o' catalogs and fliers from distributors. Ya never

>know...

>

>-margaret

>

>M.A.Dew

>Southern Methodist University

>Center for Media and IT

>103C Fondren Library West

>Dallas, TX 75275

><<mdew@mail.smu.edu>

>www.smu.edu/cul/ncmit

>

>"My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits

>with my net income."

>-Errol Flynn

>

>

Gary Handman

Director

Media Resources Center

Moffitt Library

UC Berkeley 94720-6000

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

"Everything wants to become television" (James Ulmer -- Teletheory)