Challenging Heterosexism From the Other Point of View: by Dana Frei
By Dana Frei
Instead of a lot of their extra reserved predecessors, smooth tv serials akin to Queer as Folk and The L Word, which focus predominantly on queer characters, dare to incorporate quite a few hugely arguable tale strains, function particular intercourse scenes and mirror upon formerly tabooed facets of their depiction of homosexuality.
Challenging Heterosexism from the different Point of View discusses how those in particular queer exhibits satisfy a functionality of tough institutionalized attitudes of society, akin to dichotomous notions of gender, heterosexism or homophobia. additionally, the query is raised whether or not they additionally serve to do the other accidentally, by means of reinforcing stereotypes and in all probability making a really inflexible snapshot of the idea that of gay identification. The complexity of the cultural influence prompt through those sequence defines the point of interest of the qualitative content material research of those leading edge media items.
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According to Cooper, in fact, there are three major factors that can be seen as potentially positive effects achieved by this sitcom: [There are] three potentially positive functions for situation comedies such as Will and Grace that feature outside groups. First, they provide some degree of validation to the outsider group represented. [Second, such shows] may be useful in making gays more familiar and less the Other to a heterosexual audience. Third, though a heterosexual audience may reject a Jack who engages in overt sexual activities, perhaps Will and Grace makes the idea of gay man with a real sexual life more palatable for future network series …41 Cooper goes even further in reckoning that Will & Grace rendered a serial like Queer as Folk possible in the first place, i.
His being so non-masculine in the first place, Jack poses no real threat to potentially straight male viewers. Furthermore, he cannot even be considered an adult, as he lives off of his friends Will and Karen and does not even mind that his career as an actor/singer/dancer/entertainer is a practical joke. With all of these traits, Jack is rendered a harmless clown, an amusing jester, and his homosexuality is merely a part of his comedy. It is important to bear in mind, however, that Will & Grace is a sitcom.
Porfido 2007, 65. Ruditis 2003, 2. Queer Representation and Popular Media 41 sexual, and not only some jester side characters, and the homosexuality presented in it is not merely nominal, but explicit, real and lived. The second serial chosen as a main object of investigation is The L Word, which can roughly be seen as a female equivalent to Queer as Folk in many respects. This serial, too, focuses on a vast number of homosexual characters – the range of its storylines is wide and complex, and the lesbian sexuality presented in it is also highly explicit and practical.