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Representation sexuality
Representation sexuality
Representation sexuality
Representation sexuality
Representation sexuality
Representation sexuality
Representation sexuality
Representation sexuality
Representation sexuality
Representation sexuality
Representation sexuality
Representation sexuality
Representation sexuality
Representation sexuality
Representation sexuality
Representation sexuality
Representation sexuality
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Representation sexuality

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  • 1. REPRESENTATION SEXUALITY
  • 2. Defining Sexuality
    • Sexuality looks at how people experience the erotic and express themselves as sexual beings.
    • You will be focusing on: Physical appearance/behaviour and attitude associated with a particular sexuality.
  • 3. Analysing sexuality
    • When analysing sexuality you must remember to focus on ALL sexuality.
    • Heterosexual stereotypes have been looked at when we did representation of gender. (Masculinity/ Femininity)
    • If you notice there are homosexual characters within the TV Drama then you focus on Gay and Lesbian stereotypes. (dominant or alternative?)
  • 4. Homosexuality
    • “ Whilst there have been many representations of male heterosexuality in film, it is only relatively recently that homosexuality has aired in prime time TV.”
    • One of the first representations of being gay was JACK in Dawson's Creek (1997).
  • 5. Homosexuality
    • However, gay and lesbian characters are often marginalised and are seen as supporting characters.
    • This then could lead to heavy stereotyping as there is no room for the character to grow.
  • 6. Sexual identities
    • The Metro Sexual- Darren Osborne-Hollyoaks
    • A man who displays behaviour
    • Stereotypically associated with
    • Homosexual men whilst being
    • Heterosexual. (concern of apperance)
  • 7. Sexual Identities
    • The feminine Gay/Male Diva- Kurt Hummel-Glee
    • Teenage student coming to terms with his sexuality.
    • This stereotype is one of the most
    • Common within TV Drama and has
    • Come under criticism because it is a
    • Limiting stereotype that makes
    • Homosexuality nothing more than a
    • Desire to be feminine.
  • 8. Sexual identities
    • The repressed gay- David Fisher-Six feet under
    • Fears coming out to his family.
    • Displays some stereotypical
    • Attributes of gay behaviour such as
    • Dancing in a theatrical way and
    • Being flamboyant.
  • 9. Sexual Identities
    • The colourful Gay man -Stanford Blatch –Sex and the city
    • Some feminine qualities
    • Best friends with women only
    • Likes to talk about fashion and feelings.
  • 10. Sexual Identities
    • Bette-The Lesbian Convert/ Lipstick Lesbian
    • Once straight now gay
    • Physically attractive
    • Has more stereotypically masculine traits such as having a high powered job
  • 11. Sexual Identities
    • Shane- the Boi
    • Embodies sexual traits that are conventionally masculine. (haircut, dress code etc)
  • 12. Sexual Identities
    • Dana-The closet/Sport lesbian
    • Refuses to accept her true sexuality
    • Fakes heterosexuality
    • Made up relationship.
  • 13. Activity
    • These are just a few of the sexual identities we can observe in television drama.
    • Can you think of any others? Do they fit any of these representations?
  • 14. Media representation
    • A common media representation is to associate gay characters with feminine characteristics and lesbians with masculine characteristics.
    • Media rely on using these stereotypes as the are familiar and do not challenge the audience.
  • 15. Shift in representation
    • Gay Rights movement has campaigned for equality on the grounds of sexuality and opened up a way for greater rights.
    • Same sex adoption
    • Civil partnership (2005)
    • Serve in military as openly Gay.
  • 16. Shift in representation
    • This has made a change in peoples attitudes and perceptions.
    • It has also had an effect within TV Drama representation of homosexual characters.
    • E.G. EastEnders: Syed and Christian
  • 17. Exam
    • LOOK OUT FOR BOTH TRADITIONAL AND MODERN REPRESENTATIONS.

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