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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies

Mary Wollstonecraft Writing Award

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The Power Of Queer Representation In The Media, Jack Harris Jan 2018

The Power Of Queer Representation In The Media, Jack Harris

Mary Wollstonecraft Writing Award

This paper examines the lack of representation of the queer community in today's film and television productions. Recent work such as The CW's The 100 and Nickelodeon's The Legend of Korra are used to create an intersectional analysis of the tropes associated with queer characters and the effect that queer representation has on viewers. The intersectionality of queer rights and feminism is mapped out in an effort to understand the root of the issue and, in that discovery, find solutions for the future.