In case you don’t know Jean Kilbourne already, you should. She’s the film-maker who has brought us four Killing Us Softly films over the years, each showing the ways images of women are manipulated and framed in (US) advertising to objectify and sexualize women. In the same vein as this Dove video, part of their Real Beauty campaign, which seeks to demystify the work that goes into making the “perfect” image, Kilbourne takes a serious look at advertising and the values it trasmits.
For a taste of Kilbourne’s work, watch the video below.
From Killing Us Softly 4:
Follow-up videos can be found on YouTube.