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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.