Ratings


Financials

Revenue: $0

Budget: $0

Profit: - $0


Movie Details

Tag Line:

Status: Released

Average Rating: 0

Release Date: Jan 27, 2002

Rating:

Run Time: 1h 42m

Original Language: English

Website: -

Production Countries: United States of America

Production Companies: Clio TV , Doug Orchard Films , Visualizing History , WGBH Boston


Genres


Keywords


People Rated This

None of your friends have rated this title yet

Watch Miss America

Stream with a subscription

Synopsis

Tracking the country’s oldest beauty contest—from its inception in 1921 as a local seaside pageant to its heyday as one of the country’s most popular events—Miss America paints a vivid picture of an institution that has come to reveal much about a changing nation. The pageant is about commercialism and sexual politics, about big business and small towns. But beyond the symbolism lies a human story—at once moving, inspiring, infuriating, funny, and poignant. Combining rare archival footage, with a host of intimate interviews with distinguished commentators including Gloria Steinem, Margaret Cho, Isaac Mizrahi, former contestants and behind–the–scenes footage and photographs, the film reveals why some women took part in the fledgling event and why others briefly rejected it - how the pageant became a battle ground and a barometer for the changing position of women in society.


Main Cast

Cherry Jones

Cherry Jones

Narrator

Age : 64 | Popularity : 15%

Julia Álvarez

Julia Álvarez

Herself

Age : N/A | Popularity : 7%

Sarah Banet-Weiser

Sarah Banet-Weiser

Herself

Age : N/A | Popularity : 3%

Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho

Herself

Age : 52 | Popularity : 13%

Kimberly Clarice Aiken

Kimberly Clarice Aiken

Herself

Age : N/A | Popularity : 3%

Ric Ferentz

Ric Ferentz

Himself

Age : N/A | Popularity : 3%

William Goldman

William Goldman

Himself

Age : 87 | Popularity : 13%

Vicki Gold Levi

Vicki Gold Levi

Herself

Age : N/A | Popularity : 3%


Crew

Department Role Name
Directing Director
Lisa Ades
Lisa Ades
First Assistant Director
Curt Casassa
Curt Casassa
Production Producer
Lisa Ades
Lisa Ades
Lesli Klainberg
Lesli Klainberg
Mark Samels
Mark Samels
Executive Producer
Margaret Drain
Margaret Drain
Lola Van Wagenen
Lola Van Wagenen
Jeanne Houck
Jeanne Houck
Coordinating Producer
Susan Mottau
Susan Mottau
Associate Producer
Sarah Kramer
Sarah Kramer
Cheryl Teetzel
Cheryl Teetzel
Consulting Producer
Cara Martes
Cara Martes
Sound Music
Douglas J. Cuomo
Douglas J. Cuomo
Editing Editor
Toby Shimin
Toby Shimin
Crew Cinematography
Buddy Squires
Buddy Squires
Stephen McCarthy
Stephen McCarthy
Peter Nelson
Peter Nelson
Writing Writer
Michelle Ferrari
Michelle Ferrari
Department Role Name

Join the discussion

Please Log in to comment