Further off the straight and narrow
- Main contributor
Surveys network dramas, sitcoms, reality shows, and premium cable programming to show how [the depictions of GLBT characters] are often marked by ambivalence and tension. The film cautions that although GLBT characters and plotlines have become more prevalent and complex in recent years, the images and stories portrayed continue to be shaped by narrow commercial imperatives. The film argues that the evolution of GLBT representations should be seen less as an indication of big media's sudden commitment to social justice, or as a sign that the struggle for gay equality has been won, than as a recognition of GLBT consumers and gay taste by advertisers and media conglomerates. Sequel to Off the straight and narrow (c1998).
Ellison, Renai; Buford, Howard; Gamson, Joshua, 1962-; Gross, Larry P., 1942-; Henderson, Lisa Helen; Walters, Suzanna Danuta
Media Education Foundation
Broadcasting, Communications; TV, Film; Sexual minorities on television; Homosexuality on television; Bisexuality on television; Transgenderism on television
North America; United States; Massachusetts; Northampton
Distinctive Media Collections
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- Physical Description
61 minutes; color
Films @ UM
Access condition: campus-only.
- Other Identifiers
Filename: lms-090474; Fedora 2 PID: umd:75637; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/10315; Catalog Key: alephsys003883088; OCLC: ocn660051787
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