Lesbians on Television

This book offers a unique and layered account of the complex dynamics in the modern moment of social change, drawing together critical, social and cultural theory as well as empirical research, which includes interviews and multi-platform ...

Lesbians on Television

Author: Kate McNicholas Smith

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1789382823

Page: 220

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The twenty-first century has seen LGBTQ+ rights emerge at the forefront of public discourse and national politics in ways that would once have been hard to imagine. This book offers a unique and layered account of the complex dynamics in the modern moment of social change, drawing together critical, social and cultural theory as well as empirical research, which includes interviews and multi-platform media analyses. This original new study puts forward a much-needed analysis of twenty-first century television and lesbian visibility. Books addressing the representation of lesbians have tended to focus on film; analysis of queer characters on television has usually focused on representations of gay males. Other recent books have attempted to address lesbian, gay and trans representation together, with the result that none are examined in sufficient detail – here, the exclusive focus on lesbian representation allows a fuller discussion. Until now, much of the research on lesbian and gay representation has tended to employ only textual analysis. The combination of audience research with analysis in this book brings a new angle to the debates, as does the critical review of the tropes of lesbian representation. The earlier stereotypes of pathological monsters and predators are discussed alongside the more recent trends of ‘lesbian chic’ and ‘lesbianism as a phase’.

Lesbians in Television and Text After the Millennium

Beirne places these works in the context of political and cultural trends of the post-millennial period and compares them to cultural representations of lesbians from the past.

Lesbians in Television and Text After the Millennium

Author: Rebecca Beirne

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230606746

Page: 233

View: 731

Taking up such issues as mainstreaming, the male gaze, and female masculinity, this book puts forward provocative readings of little explored texts and offers new insights into the contemporary representation of lesbians.

The Prime Time Closet

This book is witty and insightful, accessible and illuminating, a look into what has become an integral part of American media culture.

The Prime Time Closet

Author: Stephen Tropiano

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1476847991

Page: 352

View: 222

Is it a show about nothing or one of the greatest TV series of all time? It's both of course! ÊSeinfeldÊ's impact on popular culture was so profound that it continues to this day-years after it left prime time-thanks to its inimitable characters (Newman! Bubble Boy!) its wacky memorable plots (who can forget The Contest or The Puffy Shirt ?) and the many catchphrases we use regularly (not that there's anything wrong with that).ÞÊSeinfeld FAQÊ is the first-ever comprehensive guide to the sitcom tracing its path from modest beginnings to water-cooler-show status and to its infamous love-it-or-hate-it finale. This humor-filled reference tells all about Jerry Elaine George and Kramer as well as the other unforgettable characters in their world. It features season-by-season episode reviews and a wealth of fun facts about everything from the characters' inevitably doomed relationships to their food obsessions and fashion sense (or lack thereof) as well as profiles of actors and other notables.ÞBroad in scope and yet obsessed with detail (like the show itself) this FAQ is essential reading for anyone who wants to be master of the ÊSeinfeldÊ domain.

Lesbians in Television and Text after the Millennium

<http://www.slayage.tv/essays/slayage8/Battis.htm>. Bawer, Bruce. A Place at the
Table: The Gay Individual in American Society. 1993. New York: Touchstone,
1994. Beadling, Laura. “Queerness and the Lesbian-Identified Man in The L-
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Lesbians in Television and Text after the Millennium

Author: R. Beirne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230615015

Page: 233

View: 708

Taking up such issues as mainstreaming, the male gaze, and female masculinity, this book puts forward provocative readings of little explored texts and offers new insights into the contemporary representation of lesbians.

Televising Queer Women

This timely collection provides high-quality interdisciplinary essays which address lesbian and bisexual representation in popular television shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, E.R., Queer as Folk, Sex and the ...

Televising Queer Women

Author: Rebecca Beirne

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN:

Page: 251

View: 443

The first academic anthology to critically and explicitly address the representation of lesbian and bisexual women on a range of television series. This timely collection provides high-quality interdisciplinary essays which address lesbian and bisexual representation in popular television shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, E.R., Queer as Folk, Sex and the City, The L Word and The O.C. -- from publisher description.

Alternate Channels

Explores the evolution of homosexual portrayals on America's airwaves, from its strictly tabooed status, to its earliest uses of innuendo and stereotypes, through the emerging gay rights movements, to the works of the present day.

Alternate Channels

Author: Steven Capsuto

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 495

View: 816

Explores the evolution of homosexual portrayals on America's airwaves, from its strictly tabooed status, to its earliest uses of innuendo and stereotypes, through the emerging gay rights movements, to the works of the present day. Original.

Lesbian Lists

8 Lesbians on Television Since the introduction of cable TV , numerous television
shows have been made by , for , and about lesbians . But before this recent
development , lesbians were either invisible or portrayed as losers and weirdos .

Lesbian Lists

Author: Dell Richards

Publisher: Alyson Books

ISBN:

Page: 254

View: 755

All the bases are covered with this collection of fun facts that will amuse and astonish.

Killing Off the Lesbians

It is a form of symbolic annihilation and it has had an impact in real life. When more women are working behind the scenes, what appears on-screen also becomes more diverse--yet unhappily the story lines don't necessarily change.

Killing Off the Lesbians

Author: Liz Millward

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476668167

Page: 205

View: 776

Spoiler Alert: the lesbian character always dies. That is what seems to happen in television shows and films from all around the world. But is it true and is it something new? And does it even matter when women who love women can be found right across the media landscape? Looking at the fates of characters over decades, this wide-ranging and lively book argues that killing off the lesbian--even if she only appears via the subtext--is nothing new. It is a form of symbolic annihilation that has an impact in real life. Industry surveys and scholarly studies show that it is now easier for actors to come out and be role models. When more women are working behind the scenes the quality of what appears on-screen also becomes more diverse, but the storylines do not necessarily change. From the Xenaverse to GLAAD to the Lexa Pledge, fans have demanded better from the entertainment industry. As their fan fiction migrates from the computer screen to the printed page, they reanimate the dead and insist on happy endings.

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Records 1973 2000 Internal files reel 1 70 guide

These records further recount , among other matters , the Task Force ' s
introduction in 1975 of the first federal lesbian and ... Gays and Lesbians on
Television and in the Arts Recognizing the benign neglect , if not outright threat to
gays and ...

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Records  1973 2000  Internal files  reel 1 70   guide

Author: National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 170

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Includes a container list which covers boxes 1-45 and 187-188 of the collection (microfilm reels 1-66). Files listed concern the NGLTF Board, Executive Directors' activities, other administrative activities, and publicity and fundraising, including the Fund for Human Dignity.

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Records 1973 2000 The Policy Institute subjects files and miscellany reel 227 298 guide

At the conference , 130 openly lesbian delegates attended . In 1993 , NGLTF
enlarged its work on lesbian concerns by coordinating the first congressional
briefing on lesbian health issues . Gays and Lesbians on Television and in the
Arts ...

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Records  1973 2000  The Policy Institute  subjects files  and miscellany  reel 227 298   guide

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 218

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Includes a container list which covers boxes 134-186 of the collection (microfilm reels 227-298). Files listed include records of NGLTF's Policy Institute, including its National Religious Leadership Roundtable; subject files, correspondence with members of Congress, files on organizations and political parties, publications, clippings, and photographs.

Gays and Lesbians in Mainstream Cinema

Hollywood's depiction of gays and lesbians has almost always been stereotypical, from the extremely effeminate characters portrayed by Franklin Pangborn, Eric Blore and Grady Sutton in the 1930s to the gay characters in To Be or Not to Be ...

Gays and Lesbians in Mainstream Cinema

Author: James Robert Parish

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN:

Page: 496

View: 767

Hollywood's depiction of gays and lesbians has almost always been stereotypical, from the extremely effeminate characters portrayed by Franklin Pangborn, Eric Blore and Grady Sutton in the 1930s to the gay characters in To Be or Not to Be (1983) and Torch Song Trilogy (1988). A contrasting depiction--the homicidal homosexual--has been the basis for such popular films as Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977).This comprehensive filmography to homosexual characters in mainstream movies, 1914-1992, includes full cast and credits, production information, reviews, and an analysis of the film with an essay blending critical commentary and a synopsis of each film.

Challenging Lesbian Norms

This text sensitively explores difficult issues about gender policing and the viewpoints in lesbian communities that hold that transgender, intersectional, and queer individuals are considered to have 'false consciousness.

Challenging Lesbian Norms

Author: Angela Pattatucci Aragon

Publisher: Haworth Press

ISBN: 9781560236450

Page: 270

View: 866

What constitutes lesbian identity? The term homonormativity describes current prevailing idealized assumptions about lesbian identity. This concept, however, marginalizes subgroups within the greater lesbian population. Challenging Lesbian Norms: Intersex, Transgender, Intersectional, and Queer Perspectives dynamically confronts homonormativity in lesbian communities by presenting expert multidisciplinary discussion about what is a definable lesbian identity. This text sensitively explores difficult issues about gender policing and the viewpoints in lesbian communities that hold that transgender, intersectional, and queer individuals are considered to have 'false consciousness.' Consequences of lesbian normativity, both for lesbian communities and for marginalized groups are examined through literary criticism, lesbian, feminist, and queer theories, corporeal philosophy, film, television, cultural criticism, personal narratives, public health, and field research. The issue of the authenticity of lesbian identity causes rifts between some lesbian communities and the groups that strive to be included, yet are still marginalized. Challenging Lesbian Norms directly exposes practices and beliefs within lesbian communities that lead to the assumption of the prototypical lesbian. The book courageously reveals the similarities of lesbian normative stances with other views such as Christian conservative rhetoric, and reviews the health consequences of being marginalized within the lesbian communities. This text actively challenges the foundational notion within lesbian communities that a stable, immutable lesbian sex exists. Topics in Challenging Lesbian Norms include: human physiology, the flexibility of sexuality, and biologic determinism marginalization within lesbian communities transexualism and Lesbian Theory gender and sexual identity construction, partnering practices, and issues involving queer-identified youth demystification of the gay vibe from a femme queer woman's perspective lesbian feminism, gender policing, and casting butch, FTM, and transgendered subjectivities as "false conciousness" representations of lesbians in television movies Native-American "two-spirit" women teaching transgender, and its transformative effect identity modeling inclusion of transgender and intersex individuals within the lesbian communities transgender characters in film Latina lesbians and mental health Challenging Lesbian Norms is stimulating, eye-opening reading that is perfect for activists, educators and students in LGBT and women's studies, and public health professionals.

All the Rage

Taking on the common wisdom that equates visibility with full integration, All the Rage maps the terrain on which gays are accepted as witty film accessories and sassy sitcom stars yet denied full citizenship.

All the Rage

Author: Suzanna Danuta Walters

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226872322

Page: 356

View: 306

From the public outing of Ellen DeGeneres and the success of Will and Grace to the vicious murder of Matthew Shepard, recent years have seen gay lives and images move onto the center stage of American public life. In this incisive and authoritative guide to the new gay visibility, Suzanna Danuta Walters argues that we now live in a time when gays are seen, but not necessarily known. Taking on the common wisdom that equates visibility with full integration, All the Rage maps the terrain on which gays are accepted as witty film accessories and sassy sitcom stars yet denied full citizenship.

The Columbia Reader on Lesbians and Gay Men in Media Society and Politics

More than one hundred articles, essays, and primary documents cover the formation of gay identity, religious, scientific, medical, and legal perspectives, the mainstream media, lesbian and gay media, and community prospects and tactics- ...

The Columbia Reader on Lesbians and Gay Men in Media  Society  and Politics

Author: Larry P. Gross

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231104470

Page: 665

View: 959

More than one hundred articles, essays, and primary documents cover the formation of gay identity, religious, scientific, medical, and legal perspectives, the mainstream media, lesbian and gay media, and community prospects and tactics--from Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's essay, "How to Bring Your Kids Up Gay," to Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger's "Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons," to a 1947 Newsweek article, "Homosexuals in Uniform".

Trouble and Strife

Hence , the exclamations of astonishment or celebration in publications such as
LiP , Diva and the Pink Paper when lesbians do take to the TV screen . It is my
sense that because of their scarcity on television , lesbian themes are often
viewed ...

Trouble and Strife

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Social Work with Lesbians Gays and Bisexuals

In the fall of 1998 , television audiences were introduced to Will and Grace , a
new gayinclusive sitcom depicting the often lifelong relationships between gay
men and straight women . Lest we get too complacent , professors of gay and
lesbian ...

Social Work with Lesbians  Gays  and Bisexuals

Author: Katherine S. Van Wormer

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN:

Page: 184

View: 131

Key Benefits: This book joins the strengths approach with an overview of social work practice with an oppressed population. A strengths approach provides a skills framework that can be used with any vulnerable or oppressed group. The book speaks directly to the reader through illustrations and boxes written by undergraduate students, as well as a wealth of case examples provided by experienced family counselors. Key Benefits: The text includes an entire chapter on sexuality (Ch. 6), two chapters on health care with the gay, lesbian, and bisexual population (Chs. 9 and 10), and sections on homophobia and prejudice (Ch. 2). The strengths approach provides a skills framework that relates to direct practice with all vulnerable people; the text also incorporates diverse racial, as well as sexual, perspectives. Market: For any level of social work practice.

Que s Official Internet Yellow Pages

MEDIA AND CULTURE Dyke TV http://www.dyketv.org/ A weekly show produced
by lesbians for lesbians, the show mixes news, commentary, and the arts.
Lesbian filmmakers all around the country are encouraged to help create the
public ...

Que s Official Internet Yellow Pages

Author: Marcia Layton Turner

Publisher: Que Pub

ISBN: 9780789724359

Page: 815

View: 439

Alphabetically lists and describes Web sites on a variety of topics, including health, culture, business, travel, and education.