11 Best Portrayals of Wisconsinites in Movie History


It’s not often you’ll see a movie about Wisconsin. And when you do come across such a film – you probably won’t be happy with how our state and our people are portrayed.

(Check out our article on the worst depictions of Wisconsin in movies for more on that).

During college, I had an internship at a Hollywood production company called Jersey Films. One day I overhead a phone conversation a producer’s personal assistant was having with a screenwriter about changing a script.

“Stacy’s not sure if Wisconsin is the right setting for the story. She just thinks it’s kind of boring.”

What? Boring! I was seriously miffed. And get this… It was a screenplay about people working in a cheese factory! Where else would a movie like that take place?

The good news is that even though movies about Wisconsin are few and far between, there are some great movies featuring Wisconsinites you can actually admire. Check out 11 of our favorites…

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4 Worst Depictions of Wisconsin in Movie History


Let’s be honest folks, the silver screen is not always kind to Wisconsin.

Sure, there are more than a few TV shows and movies that do Wisconsin proud, but on the whole we’re portrayed as terrible hicks or ignored completely.

But don’t take my word for it. These four movies are, for better or worse, the least realistic representations of Wisconsinites you will ever see.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Fast-Rising Wisconsin Band PHOX Reflects on a Big Year with More to Come in 2015

PHOX Baraboo, WI  Band

Six friends from Baraboo, Wisconsin are making waves in the independent music scene playing a fresh sound that’s made them a sought after band.

Since releasing their self-titled debut with Partisan Records last summer, PHOX has shown up all over the place. That includes performances at South by Southwest, on Conan, VH1 and a European tour.

Plus, the band recently announced they’ll be part of the lineup at the Coachella music festival in April.

But first – you can catch them here in their home state. PHOX will be back in Green Bay for a Near Water Concert Series event at the Meyer Theatre on January 14th. They’ll perform at Pabst Theater in Milwaukee two days later.

PHOX drummer Dave Roberts (far left above) took the time to answer some questions from WhooNEW about the band’s backstory and what lies ahead.

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