So says Margaret Cho in the trailer of “Miss Representation,” a documentary about how the media treats women like shit. This is the film I mentioned the other day wherein it is claimed that, at our current rate of reform, women will not reach parity with men for another 500 years. Here’s the trailer.
The Spinstitute for Truth and Beauty in Film has yet to screen the whole movie, but if the trailer is any indication, it includes just enough disturbing T&A (as examples, of course) to sufficiently titillate mainstream viewers. Whereupon one becomes suspicious — suspicion is the spinster aunt’s bread & butter — that it’s got a mainstream agenda. Which becomes an even stronger suspicion when it comes to light that Oprah bought the film at Sundance. Oprah’s new OWN network — I know, right? — has a documentary club, like her old book club. She’s like the anti-Warhol!
OWN is heavy on the “reality” shows and, of course, Oprah’s golden-egg-laying goose, self-improvement advice. It has a food addiction show, a couple of cooking shows, a show starring Oprah’s best not-lesbian-lover Gayle, a show about three “attractive, articulate” women OB/GYNs, a show about “miracles,” and of course, professional pseudo-doctor gasbag Dr. Phil.
And what would Oprah’s own network be without a sex advice show?
“There can be many reasons for lost libido. In this web exclusive, Dr. Berman provides some insight and counsels a 41-year-old mother who isn’t interested in sex anymore.”
Dr Berman “counsels” the 41-year-old mother to go to a doctor for a checkup, because, apparently, a lack of interest in getting pronged is a medical problem. Oy vey.
Oprah, as has been mentioned here many times, is a problematic figure. She helicopters in to Savage Death Island once in a while, and parties a little bit, but before you know it she’s back in Hollywood, wearing makeup, dieting, and shillin’ for the Man.
Thanks, Bobby, for jogging my memory